A History of Spanish Golden Age Drama

A History of Spanish Golden Age Drama

by Henry K. Ziomek

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A History of Spanish Golden Age Drama by Henry K. Ziomek

Spain's Golden Age, the seventeenth century, left the world one great legacy, the flower of its dramatic genius -- the comedia. The work of the Golden Age playwrights represents the largest combined body of dramatic literature from a single historical period, comparable in magnitude to classical tragedy and comedy, to Elizabethan drama, and to French neoclassical theater.

A History of Spanish Golden Age Drama is the first up-to-date survey of the history of the comedia, with special emphasis on critical approaches developed during the past ten years.

A history of the comedia necessarily focuses on the work of Lope de Vega and Calderon de la Barca, but Ziomek also gives full credit to the host of lesser dramatists who followed in the paths blazed by Lope and Calderon, and whose individual contributions to particular genres added to the richness of Spanish theater. He also examines the profound influence of the comedia on the literature of other cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813155388
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 07/07/2014
Series: Studies in Romance Languages
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Henryk Ziomek is professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.

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