Stages of Desire: The Mythological Tradition in Classical and Contemporary Spanish Theater
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Stages of Desire: The Mythological Tradition in Classical and Contemporary Spanish Theater

by Michael Kidd
     
 

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Within the rich tradition of Spanish theater lies an unexplored dimension reflecting themes from classical mythology. Through close readings of selected plays from early modern and twentieth-century Spanish literature with plots or characters derived from the Greco-Roman tradition, Michael Kidd shows that the concept of desire plays a pivotal role in adapting myth to

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Within the rich tradition of Spanish theater lies an unexplored dimension reflecting themes from classical mythology. Through close readings of selected plays from early modern and twentieth-century Spanish literature with plots or characters derived from the Greco-Roman tradition, Michael Kidd shows that the concept of desire plays a pivotal role in adapting myth to the stage in each of several historical periods.

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Kidd (Spanish and Portuguese, U. of New Mexico) offers close readings of selected plays from early modern and 20th-century Spanish literature with plots or characters derived from the Greco-Roman traditions. He show that the concept of desire plays a pivotal role in adapting myth to the stage in each of several historical periods. He does not translate the quoted Spanish passages. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
“This volume is a most welcome addition to the growing body of criticism on the mythological tradition in Hispanic letters.”

—Denise DiPuccio, BCom

“Kidd’s readings of individual plays are always creative and engaging.”

—Isabel Torres, BSS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271019123
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
07/23/1999
Series:
Studies in Romance Literatures
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kidd is Associate Professor of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies at Augsburg College.

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