Calderon: The Painter of His Dishonour, El Pintor de su Deshonra

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Januar 1991



Professor Paterson presents Calderon's original text, from manuscript and printed sources, with a skilful verse translation into English of a remarkable play, in which Calderon develops the motif of marital honour in quite original ways. The blending of deep pathos and humour anticipates the modern theatre of the absurd, though Calderon is pushing to the limits the license gained by Lope de Vega to mingle tragedy with comedy. The play incorporates important aesthetic ideas of the Renaissance on painting and the character of the artist. It must be unique in seventeenth-century European theatre in dramatising the painter as he works in his studio and meditates on his art.Since the play deals with the aesthetic component in human behaviour, its own aesthetic status as a verse drama has been conserved in the translation. Those with no knowledge of Spanish will find a text which is agreeable to read and to perform. The translation is close enough, however, to offer the reader of limited ability in Spanish a reliable key to the Spanish text. With an introduction, Spanish text, facing-page English translation and commentary.


Alan Paterson is Chairman of the Department of Spanish at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books and articles on the Golden Age of Spanish Theatre.
EAN: 9780856683473
ISBN: 0856683477
Untertitel: El Pintor de su Deshonra. 'Hispanic Classics'. Sprache: Spanisch.
Verlag: Aris & Phillips Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1991
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von A. K. G. Paterson
Format: kartoniert
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