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A History of Theatre in Spain.

Author: Maria M Delgado; David T Gies
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Leading practitioners and theatre historians present a new assessment of Spain's theatrical history from a performative perspective.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Delgado, Maria M.
A History of Theatre in Spain.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maria M Delgado; David T Gies
ISBN: 9781139376280 1139376284
OCLC Number: 796384221
Description: 1 online resource (560 pages)
Contents: Cover; A History of Theatre in Spain; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Beyond the play; Constructing a history; 1: The challenges of historiography: The theatre in medieval Spain; Sources and contexts; Beyond Toledo: the civic and the religious; Momos, religious dramas and cantigas; 2: Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina: Spain's Golden Age drama and its legacy; Lope Félix de Vega Carpio: establishing the norms; Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca: the evolution of the comedia; Beyond the comedia. 3: The world as a stage: Politics, imperialism and Spain'sThe commercial theatres; The sacramental plays; The palace plays; 4: Playing the palace: Space, place and performance in early modern Spain; Paratheatrical spectacles; Theatrical performances; Political ceremonies, tournaments and court festivities; Courtly spectacles and comedia performances; Cosme Lotti and theatrical machinery; Calderonian court spectacles and zarzuela; Conclusion; 5: The art of the actor, 1565-1833: From moral suspicion to social institution. The birth of the professional actor: from experimentation to the administration of a legacy6: Theatrical infrastructures, dramatic production and performance, 1700-1759; The War of Succession and the new dynasty; The organisation and economics of theatre; Theatre buildings and their geographic distribution; Actors, companies and staging practices; Festive and paratheatrical spectacles; Dramatic production between 1700 and 1759; Alternative genres; 7: Popular theatre and the Spanish stage, 1737-1798; Comedias de magia and sainetes; Towards a more nuanced history of eighteenth-century theatre. 8: Theatre of the elites, neoclassicism and the Enlightenment, 1750-18089: Actors and agency in the modern era, 1801-2010; The Romantic school of acting and the birth of the Spanish theatre industry; Julián Romea and the move to realism; Spanish actors at the end of the nineteenth century; The renewal of acting techniques; The case of Margarita Xirgu; From routine to renewal: Spanish actors in the second half of the twentieth century; Acting in democratic Spain; 10: Zarzuela: High art, popular culture and music theatre; The prejudice against zarzuela; Theatres and impresarios. Zarzuela and mass culture11: Nineteenth-century Spanish theatre: The birth of an industry; The theatre industry in the nineteenth century; Mid-century theatre: economic growth and theatrical developments; Companies and performances; Play texts and the publishing industry; Print and production; The rise of the editor (entrepreneur-editor); Galerías dramáticas; The end of the editor; 12: Copyright, buildings, spaces and the nineteenth-century stage; Copyright; Censorship after copyright; Editores: new textual mediators; Textual theatre; Spaces and places; Copyright today.

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