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By Jonathan Thacker

Spain's creative Golden Age produced Cervantes's nice novel, Don Quijote, the elegant poetry of Quevedo and G?ngora, and nurtured the prodigious expertise of Vel?zquez, and but it used to be the theatre that captured the mind's eye of its humans. women and men of all social sessions flocked to the hot playhouses to work out and listen to the newest choices in their favorite dramatists, and to be obvious and heard. in addition to facing the lives and significant works of the main major playwrights of the interval - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Miguel de Cervantes, Calder?n de los angeles Barca - the spouse focusses on different points of the expansion and maturing of Golden Age theatre, reflecting the pursuits and priorities of recent scholarship. those comprise: the sixteenth-century origins of the comedia nueva; the lesser-known dramatists, together with ladies playwrights; existence within the theatre; the Corpus Christi road theatre and minor genres; functionality reviews; and the severe reception of the drama. The significant other additionally features a consultant to comedia versification, an entire bibliography and suggestion on extra analyzing. JONATHAN THACKER is a Fellow of Merton collage, Oxford.

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Weber de Kurlat is surely right to suggest that Lope searched for the ‘sustancia del contenido’ (‘Lope-Lope’, p. 130) in other successful works and genres at a time when the comedia nueva was being forged, but it is worth insisting that he was not a slavish or undiscerning imitator as a young dramatist. The point can be made with reference to Los locos de Valencia, one of these comedies, set in a madhouse and written probably at the start of the 1590s in Alba de Tormes. In the play Erífila, who has eloped with a servant to Valencia, and Floriano, who visits his friend there having apparently killed Prince Reinero in Zaragoza, both end up ‘mad’ in the Hospital de Inocentes, the city’s renowned asylum.

145). While clearly knowledgeable about, and respectful of, classical drama, he reveals himself to be an enemy of slavish imitation and an unapologetic supporter of ‘novedades’ (p. 143). The evidence from his fourteen surviving plays confirms his experimental tendencies and more than hints at his importance in the comedia’s evolution. These works were all performed in Seville between the years 1579 and 1581, that is, about the time of Lope’s earliest surviving play, the four-act Los hechos de Garcilaso de la Vega y el moro Tarfe.

P. 256). The play relies on the dramatist’s ability to move us with rhetoric and poetry, as the alexandrines of Corneille and Racine will succeed in doing in France. In this respect it fails: the play would have been unlikely to engage an audience in late sixteenth-century Spain and would not succeed on today’s stage either. Two major faults of Elisa Dido, in addition to its over-egged moralizing, are a lack of verisimilitude and a failure of the poetry to perform its affective function. Unfortunately no tragic poet with the vision and control of Racine emerged to plough this potentially fertile furrow of Spanish drama.

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