A Companion to the Life and Works of Lope de Vega Carpio

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A Companion to Lope de Vega brings together work by leading international scholars on the life and writing of Lope de Vega Carpio, the 'fénix de los ingenios', a 'monstruo de la naturaleza', as he was described by his rival, Miguel de Cervantes. Spain's foremost Golden Age playwright was in addition a major artist in prose and poetry, genres also covered by the Companion. The contributions evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts. The ...

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Overview

A Companion to Lope de Vega brings together work by leading international scholars on the life and writing of Lope de Vega Carpio, the 'fénix de los ingenios', a 'monstruo de la naturaleza', as he was described by his rival, Miguel de Cervantes. Spain's foremost Golden Age playwright was in addition a major artist in prose and poetry, genres also covered by the Companion. The contributions evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts. The volume attempts to do justice to the variety, profusion and originality of Lope's output, and to outline the contours of his reputation as an artist in literary history, as well as firmly contextualising his life and work. The variety of critical perspectives reflects the liveliness of debate surrounding this enduringly popular figure whose drama has recently enjoyed a renaissance in theatres around the globe. ALEXANDER SAMSON lectures in Golden Age literature at University College London and JONATHAN THACKER is a Fellow in Spanish at Merton College, Oxford. Contributors: Frederick De Armas, Elaine Canning, Geraldine Coates, Victor Dixon, Geraint Evans, Tyler Fisher, Edward H. Friedman, Alejandro García Reidy, Esther Gómez, David Johnston, Arantza Mayo, David McGrath, Barbara Mujica, Ali Rizavi, José María Ruano de la Haza, Alexander Samson, Jonathan Thacker, Isabel Torres, Xavier Tubau, Duncan Wheeler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855661684
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/16/2008
  • Series: Monografías A
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Contributors xi

Foreword xv

Introduction: Lope's Life and Work Alexander Samson Jonathan Thacker 1

Part 1 The Man and His World

1 Lope's Knowledge Victor Dixon 15

2 Lope de Vega and the Theatre in Madrid Jose Maria Ruano de la Haza 29

3 From Stage to Page: Editorial History and Literary Promotion in Lope de Vega's Partes de comedias Alejandro Garcia Reidy 51

Part 2 Poetry

4 Imagining Lope's Lyric Poetry in the 'Soneto primero' of the Rimas Tyler Fisher 63

5 'Quien en virtud emplea su ingenio ...': Lope de Vega's Religious Poetry Arantza Mayo 78

6 Outside In: The Subject(s) at Play in Las rimas humanas y divinas de Tome de Burguillos Isabel Torres 91

Part 3 Drama

7 The Arte nuevo de hacer comedias: Lope's Dramatic Statement Jonathan Thacker 109

8 Three Canonical Plays Alexander Samson Jonathan Thacker 119

9 Lope de Vega, the Chronicle-Legend Plays and Collective Memory Geraldine Coates 131

10 Sacred Souls and Sinners: Abstinence and Adaptation in Lope's Religious Drama Elaine Canning 147

11 Lope, the Comedian Jonathan Thacker 159

12 Lope de Vega's Speaking Pictures: Tantalizing Titians and Forbidden Michelangelos in La quinta de Florencia Frederick A. de Armas 171

13 Performing Sanctity: Lope's Use of Teresian Iconography in Santa Teresa de Jesus Barbara Mujica 183

14 Masculinities and Honour in Los comendadores de Cordoba Geraint Evans 199

15 El castigo sin venganza and the Ironies of Rhetoric Edward H. Friedman 215

Part 4 Prose

16 Life's Pilgrim: El peregrino en su patria Alexander Samson 229

17 Novelas a Marcia Leonarda Ali Rizavi 244

18 La Dorotea: A Tragicomedyin Prose Xavier Tubau 256

Part 5 The Afterlife

19 Lope as Icon David McGrath 269

20 A Modern Day Fenix: Lope de Vega's Cinematic Revivals Duncan Wheeler 285

21 Lope in Translation: Opening the Closed Book David Johnston 300

Translations of Titles 315

Guide to Further Reading 323

Bibliography 329

Index 369

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