Tirso de Molina: The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest

Tirso de Molina: The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest

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Tirso de Molina was, with Lope de Vega and Calderon, one of the great dramatists of 17th century Spain, which produced a theatre as vital rich and as varied as its Elizabethan counterpart. The Trickster of Seville is thoroughly representative of the drama of Spain's Golden Age: a drama of fast-moving action which set its face against classical precepts, broke the unities of time and place, cheerfully mixed the serious and the comic, combined main and sub-plots, and cultivated Spanish subjects and Spanish characters. In this respect Tirso's Don Juan is of course, the most famous character in the drama of the Golden Age, as well as the first of a long line which extends through Mozart and Moliere to the 20th century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 14.73mm | 394.63g
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • Revised ed.
  • translation, commentary
  • 0856683019
  • 9780856683015
  • 1,405,613

Table of contents

I. The Spanish Comedia
II. The golden-age Corarl
III. Tirso de Molina
IV. The trickster of Serville
V. Analysis of the play
VI. The translation
Notes to the introduction
The play and commentary
Act I Jornada primera
Act II Jornada segunda
Act III Jornada tercera
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About Tirso de Molina

Gwynne Edwards is Professor of Spanish and the Head of the Department of Romance Languages at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he has taught since 1967. He is a specialist in Spanish theatre and cinema and has published books and articles on Spanish literature of the 17th and 20th centuries (including a full length study of Lorca). He has translated Lorca's Blood Wedding for this series and has also written an original play Greenham.
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