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Celestina (Applause Books)
     

Celestina (Applause Books)

by Fernando de Rojas, Eric Bentley (Editor), Fernando De Rojas
 

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(Applause Books). "As Greek tragedy," says a Spanish writer, "was composed from the crumbs that fell from Homer's table, so the Spanish drama owed its earliest forms to La Celestina (1499)." Fernando de Rojas' tragi-comedy which has also been called "a novel in dialogue" runs to about three hundred pages in the James Mabbe translation, here adapted to the stage by

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(Applause Books). "As Greek tragedy," says a Spanish writer, "was composed from the crumbs that fell from Homer's table, so the Spanish drama owed its earliest forms to La Celestina (1499)." Fernando de Rojas' tragi-comedy which has also been called "a novel in dialogue" runs to about three hundred pages in the James Mabbe translation, here adapted to the stage by Eric Bentley in a five-act, 93-page version. The central and pervasive situation is a simple one: a dirty old woman is helping a courtly young gentleman to seduce a girl. The wonder of the thing lies in the art with which Fernando do Rojas derives, from such commonplace materials, a towering tragedy or rather, tragi-comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936839011
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Hispanic Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.31(d)

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