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Role-Play and the World As Stage in 'Comedia'
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liverpool Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 2002
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780853235484
ISBN-10 0853235481
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
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Original list price $70.00
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The theatrum mundi metaphor was well-known in the Golden Age, and was often employed, notably by Calderón in his religious theatre. However, little account has been given of the everyday exploitation of the idea of the world as stage in the mainstream drama of the Golden Age. This study examines how and why playwrights of the period time and again created characters who dramatize themselves, who re-invent themselves by performing new roles and inventing new plots within the larger frame of the play. The prevalence of metatheatrical techniques among Golden Age dramatists, including Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca and Guillén de Castro, reveals a fascination with role-playing and its implications. Thacker argues that in comedy, these playwrights saw role-playing as a means by which they could comment on and criticize the society in which they lived, and he reveals a drama far less supportive of the social status quo in Golden Age Spain than has been traditionally thought to be the case.


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9780853235484 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $70.00
About: The theatrum mundi metaphor was well-known in the Golden Age, and was often employed, notably by Calderón in his religious theatre.
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from Liverpool Univ Pr (March 1, 2002)
9780853235583 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $30.00
About: The theatrum mundi metaphor was well-known in the Golden Age, and was often employed, notably by Calderón in his religious theatre.

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