The Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Spain

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The Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Spain

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 392 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521380461
  • DDC分類 792.094609034

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This is the first comprehensive study of the theatre of nineteenth-century Spain, a most important genre which produced more than 10,000 plays during the course of the century. David Gies assesses this mass of material - much of it hitherto unknown - as text, spectacle, and social phenomenon. His book sheds light on political drama during Napoleonic times, the theatre of dictatorship (1820s), Romanticism, women dramatists, socialist drama, neo-Romantic drama, the relationship between parody and the dominant literary currents of the day, and the challenging work of Galdos. A chapter on the battle to create a National Theatre reveals the deep conflicts generated by the various interested factions in the middle of the century. This readable account will at last allow students and scholars properly to re-evaluate the canon of texts.

Table of Contents

1. Spanish theatre in the nineteenth century
(an overview)
2. Theatre and dictatorship: from Napoleon to
Fernando VII
3. Romanticism and beyond (1834-1849)
4. The theatre at mid-century
5. 'This woman is quite a man!': women and the
theatre (1838-1900)
6. High comedy, and low
7. Conflicting visions: neo-Romanticism,
ridicule and realism
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.