Gil Vicente and the Development of the Comedia, Paperback / softback Book

Gil Vicente and the Development of the Comedia Paperback / softback

Part of the North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures series

Description

Through a formalist, structuralist analysis, Rene Pedro Garay defines the Vicente comedias against their socio-historical backdrop, and the literary milieu that witnessed their creation.

By doing so, Garay defends the un-Aristotelian medieval tradition, tracing the theory behind Vicente's comedies through Dante and the pre-sixteenth Century Iberian tradition, and placing it in the trajectory towards the birth of the Renaissance.

He then charts this humanist comedic structure in two plays, the Comedia de Rubena and Comedia do viuvo, corroborating Vicente's role in determining the form of subsequent comedic drama in Spain.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 250 pages, 1 halftones, 5 figs
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780807892343

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