This thesis discusses Adelardo Lopez De Ayala's position in the drama of the nineteenth century. Topics covered include: Literary movements in Spain in the nineteenth century, Lopez De Ayala's treatment of plot, the moral element in Lopez De Ayala's plays and character delineation in Lopez De Ayala's plays.
The type of alienation discussed in this thesis is not related to the famous Verfrenidungseffekt attempted by Brecht, where the audiences are prevented from identifying with the characters of the drama in the hope that the public will reflect on the ideas presented more rationally and objectively. "Alienation" in this thesis is a psychological force which acts divisively between the characters in the drama and thus contributes to the development of a tragic situation.
Although some of Zunzunegui's works are not so moralistic in intent as others, it will be seen that each one of them criticizes a particular bad trait in the protagonist which leads to unhappiness or defeat, either for the character himself or for someone close to him.
Through a direct comparison of representative extracts from the Lettres and the Cartas, this thesis proposes to demonstrate each author's portrayal of contemporary political, religious, social, and literary conditions in his own country.
Benito Lynch was born on July 25, 1885, in Buenos Aires. His father was Irish, and his mother was a Uruguayan of French descent. When Benito was two years old, his parents left the city for the estancia "El Deseado" in the La Plata region. There he came to identify closely with the area which later was to provide the setting for his rural novels. At the age of ten, Benito moved to La Plata, where his father became a legislator and community leader. In the city young Lynch experienced difficulty in accepting the disciplines of study.
In this study my aim has been to trace the development of the art in dialogue of Juan Ruis de Alarcón y Mendoza. In a survey of the Alarconian theatre I have attempted to attain an insight into the technique of his dramatic speech and to indicate the sources of potent influence exerted on the dramaturgic skill of this author.
The purpose of this thesis is to review and to analyze the part that tremendismo has played in the fiction of Carmen Laforet. To this end, each of her published volumes will be studied individually so that her relationship to tremendismo may be clearly seen in each of its various stages.
Alejandro Casona is a major playwright in the Spanish language today. He is known chiefly for his fantasy and humor. The intent of this paper is to show that his humor is a device for obtaining the attention of those whom he would teach.
The purpose of this thesis is to show that an indigenous, emotional, and poetic lyricism is found in the novels of Jose Maria Arguedas, which distinguishes and separates Arguedas from the Hispanic indigenous classical writers.
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the eight novels by Marta Brunet. The novels will be examined in detail, giving special consideration to her emphasis on fatalism and destiny, and will examine critical opinion of her work and draw conclusions as to the author's place in the modern Latin American novel.
This thesis, then, has evolved out of the need for such study and will deal specifically with the novels of the first two series of the Episodios Nacionales. It will be an attempt to present a preliminary survey of the most important characters, both major and minor, to present a composite picture of the story and plots within the two series of novels, and to indicate the relation of the influences pointed out in the preceding pages.
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the five novels by Gironella published to date, with special consideration given to the religious aspects which are found in them. Gironella's attitude toward the Catholic Church and its representatives will also be examined, particularly in regard to the role which the Church and its priests played in the Civil War.
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of analyzing and evaluating selected dramas and novelas of Juan Perez de Montalban. This study concludes that Montalban was not a writer of original works, but his familiarity with and utilization of certain literary devices, stereotyped situations, cliches, and popular themes, along with his notable talent in portraying women and rulers allowed him to produce works which met with great acclaim in his lifetime.
The purpose of this thesis is to study Denis Diderot's two masterpieces, Le Neveu de Rameau and Jacques le Fataliste, from the point of view of human relations. The thesis seeks to show what Diderot feels are the bases for conduct between members of a given social class, as seen in examples from Le Neveu de Rameau and Jacques le Fataliste.
The Italian composer of operas, Giuseppe Verdi, relied heavily on plays of the Romantic Era as sources for opera librettos. Three such plays were from the Spanish Romantic School: El trovador and Simon Bocanegra by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez, and Don Alvaro o la fuerza del sino by Angel de Saavedra, el Duque de Rivas. The operas which Verdi composed using these plays as sources--Il trovatore, Simon Boccanegra, and La forza del destino--range in popularity from near zenith (Il trovatore) to near nadir (Simon Boccanegra). The study attempts to assess the suitability of the three Spanish dramas as source material for operas, and to determine if this suitability is correlated to each opera's popularity.
The purpose of this investigation is to study the writings of Baroja to ascertain what his social and political ideas were, and to determine if these ideas changed, as evidenced in a comparison of his earlier and later writings.
The succeeding chapters of this present investigation seek to establish a classification of stylistic devices employed by Valle-Inclan in the four Sonatas, with emphasis, not only upon imagery, but equally upon the author's use of regional and natural phenomena, supernatural elements, the arousing of human emotions through sensory appeal, and finally, upon purely rhetorical patterns and organizational elements.
Until the time of Lope de Vega and the Golden Age of Spanish literature, women had always had secondary roles in the Spanish drama. There were two reasons for this: 1) Women were not fully appreciated in the society of the times. 2) Women were prohibited from appearing on the stage for many years, and boys usually took their parts. With the advent of Lope de Vega and his arte nuevo de hacer comedies, the situation was changed. The great genius, Lope de Vega, set the pattern for the drama of the Golden Age.
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