The Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Spain
By (author) David Thatcher Gies
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Theatre in Nineteenth-Century Spain by David Thatcher Gies
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521020237
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Thatcher Gies
Cambridge History of Spanish Literature, Paperback (April 2009)
A comprehensive and stimulating history of eleven centuries of Spanish literature, now in paperback.
Theatre and Politics in Nineteenth-century Spain, Paperback (October 2005)
The first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.
Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture, Paperback (February 1999)
A comprehensive account of Spanish politics, literature, and culture from 1868 to the present day.
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This is the first comprehensive study of the theatre of nineteenth-century Spain, which produced more than 10,000 plays.
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