The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclan

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Daring, innovative, controversial, often satirical, a dramatist ahead of his time, Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) was one of Spain's 'Generation of 1898', and an influence on such later movements as the Theatre of Cruelty and the Theatre of the Absurd. Lima's study first examines Valle-Inclán's day-to-day involvement with the theatre as actor, director-dramaturg and playwright. This is followed by an account of Valle-Inclan's full-length and one-act plays, which demonstrate the foibles and follies of human ...
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Overview

Daring, innovative, controversial, often satirical, a dramatist ahead of his time, Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) was one of Spain's 'Generation of 1898', and an influence on such later movements as the Theatre of Cruelty and the Theatre of the Absurd. Lima's study first examines Valle-Inclán's day-to-day involvement with the theatre as actor, director-dramaturg and playwright. This is followed by an account of Valle-Inclan's full-length and one-act plays, which demonstrate the foibles and follies of human behaviour, and are discussed here under a variety of thematic headings. There follows an up-to-date bibliography of the plays, from editions contemporary with the author through those published posthumously; it includes translations of the dramas into many languages, as well as a worldwide selection of critical studies.ROBERT LIMA is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literatures, The Pennsylvania State University. Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) era un dramaturgo muy innovador, miembro de la Generación del '98, pero también una fuente de inspiracion mas tarde para el Teatro de la Crueldad y el Teatro del Absurdo. La monografía de Lima empieza por examinar el rol desempeñado por Valle-Inclán como actor, director, y dramaturgo. Concluye con un análisis detallado de los dramas de Valle-Inclán, tanto los grandes como los menores, enfocándose en la manera en que el dramaturgo español crea una visión penetrante de los errores y debilidades de la conducta humana; la obra dramática se analiza en varias secciones temáticas. Esta monografía también incluye una bibliografía exhaustiva sobre los dramas de Valle-Inclán, incluyendo traducciones y estudios críticos.
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Rober Lima ... brings together and updates much of his thinking on the man and his dramatic works with a thoroughness and intelligence that is very much to the advantage of the reader. THE BULLETIN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855660915
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/6/2003
  • Series: Monografías A , #198
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I The Histrionic Years (1895-1899) 1
II The Neophyte Years (1903-1913) 13
III The Masterful Years (1920-1936) 32
IV Masked Desires (La marquesa Rosalinda) 51
V Crowned Heads (Cuento de abril, Voces de gesta, La enamorada del rey, La reina castiza, La hija del capitan) 77
VI Feudal Lives (El Marques de Bradomin, Cara de Plata, Aguila de blason, Romance de lobos) 87
VII Triadic Constructs (Romance de lobos, Divinas palabras, Luces de bohemia) 98
VIII Primal Fears (El Marques de Bradomin, Comedias barbaras, El embrujado, Divinas palabras) 110
IX Absurd Times (Luces de bohemia, Divinas palabras, Los cuernos de don Friolera) 132
X Death Throes (El yermo de las almas, La cabeza del Bautista, La rosa de papel, Sacrilegio, Ligazon) 147
XI Military Bombast (La cabeza del dragon, Las galas del difunto, Los cuernos de don Friolera, La hija del capitan) 159
Editions of the Players
Selected Critical Works
Works Cited 282
Index 289
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