The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclan

The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclan

by Robert Lima

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Overview

Daring, innovative, controversial, often satirical, a dramatist ahead of his time, Ramn del Valle-Incln (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-Incln'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.

Ramn del Valle-Incln (1866-1936) era un dramaturgo muy innovador, miembro de la Generacin del '98, pero también una fuente de inspiracion mas tarde para el Teatro de la Crueldad y el Teatro del Absurdo. La monografa de Lima empieza por examinar el rol desempeado por Valle-Incln como actor, director, y dramaturgo. Concluye con un anlisis detallado de los dramas de Valle-Incln, tanto los grandes como los menores, enfocndose en la manera en que el dramaturgo espaol crea una visin penetrante de los errores y debilidades de la conducta humana; la obra dramtica se analiza en varias secciones temticas. Esta monografa ta incluye una bibliografa exhaustiva sobre los dramas de Valle-Incln, incluyendo traducciones y estudios crticos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855660915
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 11/06/2003
Series: Monografias A Series , #198
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

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