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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. CHAPTER I. The Birth and Development of Spanish National Drama
  2. pp. 6-35
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  1. CHAPTER II. Lope de Vega and the Formation of the Comedia
  2. pp. 36-81
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  1. CHAPTER III. The Proliferation of the Comedia: Lope de Vega's Contemporaries
  2. pp. 82-133
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  1. CHAPTER IV. Calderón: The Apogee of the Comedia
  2. pp. 134-168
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  1. CHAPTER V. The Decline: Calderón's Contemporaries and Imitators
  2. pp. 169-186
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  1. CHAPTER VI. The Comedia since 1700
  2. pp. 187-199
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 200-217
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  1. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 218-228
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 229-246
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813164977
Related ISBN
9780813155388
MARC Record
OCLC
900344937
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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