Modern Spanish Dramatists

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Since its Golden Age, Spanish drama has evolved in considerably unintended and unexpected ways with the contemporary playwrights of any present time engaging in experimental forms and treating current political issues intended to modernize, reformulate, and re-conceptualize the State and the stage. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 33 Spanish dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present. Some of these figures have been translated, anthologized, and studied for centuries; others ...

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Overview

Since its Golden Age, Spanish drama has evolved in considerably unintended and unexpected ways with the contemporary playwrights of any present time engaging in experimental forms and treating current political issues intended to modernize, reformulate, and re-conceptualize the State and the stage. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 33 Spanish dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present. Some of these figures have been translated, anthologized, and studied for centuries; others remain known chiefly to specialists; still others are active in contemporary theater and draw critical interest for their innovative work.

Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and provides an overview of the dramatist's life and art. Each includes a brief biography; a discussion of works, themes, and dramaturgy; an overview of the critical and scholarly response to the playwright's productions; and primary and secondary bibliographies. As a whole, the volume highlights trends, movements, and historical contexts related to modern Spanish drama. A lengthy introductory essay overviews the history and development of Spanish drama since the Golden Age, and extensive bibliographies conclude the work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313305788
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Pages: 564
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY PARKER is an independent scholar, former Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages and Classical Studies at St. John's University. She is the editor of Spanish Dramatists of the Golden Age: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (Greenwood, 1998) and author of Santas Reinas, Martires y contesanas, La Mujer en el teatro de Juan Bautista Diamante.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Modern Spanish Dramatists 1
Carlos Arniches y Barrera 47
Fernando Arrabal 56
Max Aub 65
Sergi Belbel 75
Jacinto Benavente 86
Antonio Buero Vallejo 102
Fermin Cabal 113
Alejandro Casona 123
Ramon de la Cruz y Olmedilla 141
Ana Diosdado 158
Jose Echegaray 171
Antonio Gala 186
Antonio Garcia Gutierrez 203
Federico Garcia Lorca 212
Agustin Gomez-Arcos 226
Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch 238
Enrique Jardiel Poncela 263
Jose Lopez Rubio 275
Francisco Martinez de la Rosa 287
Manuel Martinez Mediero 301
Jose Martin Recuerda 315
Alfonso Paso Gil 328
Paloma Pedrero 337
Benito Perez Galdos 348
Duque de Rivas (Angel de Saavedra) 366
Jose Maria Rodriguez Mendez 387
Concha Romero 396
Pedro Salinas 407
Jaime Salom 425
Alfonso Sastre 436
Miguel de Unamuno 449
Ramon del Valle-Inclan 460
Jose Zorrilla y Moral 474
General Bibliography 485
Index 519
About the Contributors 543
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2003

    A great starting point

    for a 20th Century Drama Class. It provided a good amount of background on the dramatists we discussed in class. Sections covered for each author: Biography, Dramaturgy: Major Works and Themes, Critics' Response, Awards and Distinctions, Notes and Bibliography. I found the book to be costly, but helpful.

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