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

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… See more details below

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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.

Michael Kidd is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico.

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

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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)

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ISBN-13:
9780271025087
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2004
Series:
Studies in Romance Literatures
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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