El Arte Nuevo de Estudiar Comedias

El Arte Nuevo de Estudiar Comedias

“ The Dramatic Unity of El caballero de Olmedo . ” Neophilologus 50 : 234–43 . Darst , David H. 1984. “ Lope's Strategy for Tragedy in El caballero de Olmedo . ” Crítica Hispánica 6.1 : 11-17 . Evans , Peter W. 1983.

Author: Barbara Simerka

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838753205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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"This anthology of "new" approches to literary study takes its name from Lope de Vega's Arte nuevo de hacer comedias. Like Lope's poem on poetics, this volume also operates as a defense, in the sense that many of the articles include a defense of the usefulness of literary theory in general, and of their chosen approach in particular, for enriching the study of the comedia." "In these essays, it is the not quite new art of "estudiar" rather than "hacer" drama that is the central concern, the contributors defending theoretical innovations approximately twenty years after James Parr, in the pages of Hispania, issued his challenge to Hispanists to update their approach. This volume, which combines innovative scholarship with the "metacriticism" that many critics advocate in all literary study, is directed both the students of literature and to scholars who wish to expand their knowledge of the many different areas of theoretical inquiry that comediantes are currently exploring."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater

The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater

A staging of the character of Fabia in Lope de Vega's seventeenth - century comedia , El caballero de Olmedo , will serve as a model for future research in the visual aspects of historical comedia staging reconstruction .

Author: Domnica Radulescu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739110330

Category: Drama

Page: 242

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This collection of essays explores the intersections between theater as text, theater as performance, and theater as pedagogy. The theory of performance and the practice of theater as it can be done, taught, and conceptualized in academia bring together these three different paths, in a volume that can be equally useful to theater practitioners, to teachers of dramatic texts, and to students, scholars, and teachers of theater seen both as literature and as practice.
Categories: Drama

Language and the Comedia

Language and the Comedia

4 Language Games in the Theater : The Case of El caballero de Olmedo Your questions refer to words ; so I must speak about words . —Ludwig Wittgenstein In the preceding analysis , we saw how games played with language are tied to ...

Author: Catherine Larson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838751806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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This study illustrates how a focus on language, which is manifest in so much of contemporary literary theory, can help to open some of the canonical texts of Spanish Golden Age theater to new readings.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writers on the Market

Writers on the Market

Hawk : A Study of Lope de Vega's Tragedy , “ El caballero de Olmedo ” ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1966 ) , p . 71 ) . In direct opposition to this view , David Darst maintains , “ Fabia is in no way a procuress ...

Author: Donald Gilbert-Santamaria

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755887

Category: History

Page: 271

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The beginning of the seventeenth century in Spain marks a rapid rise in the commercial market for cultural production. This book examines the evolution of this commercial market as reflected in the maturation of two genres: the public theater and the novel. Through a comparative analysis of the play-wright Lope de Vega and the novelists Mateo Aleman and Miguel de Cervantes, the author explores the new poetic principles, both implicitly and explicitly, that accompany the rise of this commercialized literature. The book argues that the logic of classical economic theory becomes internalized within the poetic structure of these two genres. Within this logic, the idea of taste comes to play a new and unprecedented role as the arbiter of literary value. Exposed increasingly to the pressures of popular taste, these writers are forced to rework or abandon many of the traditional poetic ideas of the Renaissance in a process that tends to undermine the writer's control over his own work. Donald Gilbert-Santamaria teaches in the Division of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Categories: History

Transgression and Conformity

Transgression and Conformity

( Orikis 7 ) [ Lord of Olmedo minstrel wounded by the hunter Ochosi's arrow come in your sleigh of palm fronds and ... Barnet also alludes to the fact that Juan Solano's modern version of the anonymous song " El Caballero de Olmedo ...

Author: Linda S. Howe

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299197301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Defining the political and aesthetic tensions that have shaped Cuban culture for over forty years, Linda Howe explores the historical and political constraints imposed upon Cuban artists and intellectuals during and after the Revolution. Focusing on the work of Afro-Cuban writers Nancy Morejón and prominent novelist Miguel Barnet, Howe exposes the complex relationship between Afro-Cuban intellectuals and government authorities as well as the racial issues present in Cuban culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Caballero de Olmedo

Caballero de Olmedo

The work is usually classified as a tragedy (or tragicomedy), since it introduces elements of this genre in its classical tradition, such as the presence of a choir, the fatal outcome of its protagonist or the theme of destiny as an ...

Author: Lope de Vega

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: UOM:39015003955625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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El caballero de Olmedo: The knight of Olmedo is a work of Lope de Vega written surely in 1675 and based, like others of the same author, on a popular song. The work is usually classified as a tragedy (or tragicomedy), since it introduces elements of this genre in its classical tradition, such as the presence of a choir, the fatal outcome of its protagonist or the theme of destiny as an inexorable force that is imposed on characters. Despite this, the first two acts of the work contain many elements in common with other romantic comedies of romantic theme.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Golden Age Comedia

The Golden Age Comedia

It is likely that Lope knew the 1606 comedia entitled El caballero de Olmedo , probably written by Cristóbal de Morales . In this play , the gracioso , Galapagar , also undergoes a marked transformation . After the death in the second ...

Author: Charles Ganelin

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557530866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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Drawing on the groundbreaking Spanish scholarship and editions of earlier generations and relying on research conducted in Spanish archives, this pioneering group of English-speaking scholars offers a new treatment of familiar material. The editors yoke together widely varying critical practices, including incisive New Critical readings and far-reaching explorations that draw on the most current European critical thought. In addition to these more strictly literary studies, there are interdisciplinary essays focusing on seventeenth- and twentieth-century reception and the social makeup of the comedia audience. The whole thus presents a balanced picture of the many ways in which the comedia can be viewed, and the contributors complement each other's work in often surprising ways, illuminating the same corpus from a number of perspectives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Three Major Plays

Three Major Plays

Studies of The Knight from Olmedo Brownstein, Leonard A., 'Comedy in El Caballero de Olmedo' in Perspectivas de la comedia 2 (Valencia–Chapel Hill, 1979), 27—37. Casa, Frank P., 'The Dramatic Unity of El caballero de Olmedo' ...

Author: Lope de Vega

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191605369

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Lope de Vega (1562-1635), widely regarded as the architect of the drama of the Spanish Golden Age, was known by his contemporaries as the `monster of Nature' on account of his creativity as a playwright. Claiming to have written more than a thousand plays, he created plots and characters notable for their energy, inventiveness and dramatic power, and which, in contrast to French classical drama, combine the serious and the comic in their desire to imitate life. Fuente Ovejuna, based on Spanish history, and revealing how tyranny leads to rebelliion, is perhaps his best-known play. The Knight from Olmedo is a moving dramatization of impetuous and youthful passion which ends in death. Punishment without Revenge, Lope's most powerful tragedy, centres on the illicit relationship of a young wife with her stepson and the revenge of a dishonoured husband. These three plays, grouped here in translations which are faithful to the original Spanish, vivid and intended for performance, embody the very best of Lope's dramatic art. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Drama

A Companion to Lope de Vega

A Companion to Lope de Vega

El caballero de Olmedo, for example, takes the courtly love motif of dying for love to the extreme. The play's dénouement is predetermined by a seguidilla on the death of the protagonist, Don Alonso. Using the go-between Fabia as a ...

Author: Alexander Samson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781855661684

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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An assessment of the life, work and reputation of Spain's leading Golden Age dramatist
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Golden Age Theatre

A Companion to Golden Age Theatre

Tragedies The two broadly tragic works for which Lope is best known are El caballero de Olmedo ( 1618–21 ) and El castigo sin venganza ( 1631 ) . The former , which has held a ' peculiar fascination ' ( Sage , Lope de Vega , p .

Author: Jonathan Thacker

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1855661403

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Spain's artistic Golden Age produced Cervantes's great novel, Don Quijote, the sublime poetry of Quevedo and Góngora, and nurtured the prodigious talent of Velázquez, and yet it was the theatre that captured the imagination of its people. Men and women of all social classes flocked to the new playhouses to see and hear the latest offerings of their favourite dramatists, and to be seen and heard. As well as dealing with the lives and major works of the most significant playwrights of the period - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Miguel de Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca - the Companion focusses on other aspects of the growth and maturing of Golden Age theatre, reflecting the interests and priorities of modern scholarship. These include: the sixteenth-century origins of the comedia nueva; the lesser-known dramatists, including women playwrights; life in the theatre; the Corpus Christi street theatre and minor genres; performance studies; and the critical reception of the drama. The Companion also contains a guide to comedia versification, a full bibliography and advice on further reading. JONATHAN THACKER is a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford.
Categories: Performing Arts