A Companion to Lope de Vega
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400 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

34 b/w. 21 line. Illustrations

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books

A Companion to Lope de Vega

Edited by Alexander W Samson and Jonathan W Thacker

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An assessment of the life, work and reputation of Spain's leading Golden Age dramatist
A Companion to Lope de Vega brings together essays by leading international scholars on the life and works of Lope de Vega Carpio, the 'fénix de los ingenios', or, as his rival Miguel de Cervantes dubbed him, 'monstruo de la naturaleza'. Spain's foremost Golden Age playwright excelled in all literary genres, including prose and poetry, also covered here. The contributors evaluate current critical debates and issues in Lope de Vega studies, as well as providing new readings of key texts.
It has been the aim of the editors to do justice to the variety, profusion and originality of Lope's work, placing the writer and his output firmly in their historical context as well asassessing his reputation in literary history. The wide variety of critical perspectives found in the volume reflects the liveliness of the debate surrounding this enduringly popular figure whose drama is enjoying a renaissance intheatres around the globe.

Alexander Samson lectures in Golden Age literature at University College London. Jonathan Thacker is Fellow in Spanish at Merton College, Oxford.

Other Contributors: Elaine Canning, Geraldine Coates, Frederick A de Armas, Victor Dixon, Geraint Evans, Tyler Fisher, Edward H. Friedman, Alejandro Garcia Reidy, David Johnston, Arantza Mayo, David McGrath, Barbara Mujica, Ali Rizavi José Maria Ruano de la Haza,Isabel Torres, Xavier Tubau, Duncan Wheeler.
Introduction: Lope's Life and Work
Lope's Knowledge - Victor Dixon
Lope de Vega and Theatre in Madrid - José María Ruano de la Haza
From Stage to Page: Editorial History and Literary Promotion in Lope de Vega's Partes de Comedias - Alejandro Garcia Reidy
Imagining Lope's Lyric Poetry in the 'Soneto primero' of the Rimas - Tyler Fisher
'Quien en virtud emplea su ingenio...': Lope de Vega's Religious Poetry - Arantza Mayo
Outside In: The Subject[s] at Play in Las rimas humanas y divinas de Tomé de Burguillos - Isabel Torres
The Arte nuevo de hacer comedias: Lope's dramatic statement - Jonathan W. Thacker
Three Canonical Plays - Alexander Samson
Lope de Vega, the Chronicle-Legend Plays and Collective Memory - Geraldine Hazbun
Sacred Souls and Sinners: Abstinence and Adaptation in Lope's Religious Drama - Elaine Canning
Lope, the Comedian - Jonathan W. Thacker
Lope de Vega's Speaking Pictures: Tantalizing Titians and Forbidden Michelangelos in La quinta de Florencia - Frederick A de Armas
Performing Sanctity: Lope's Use of Teresian Iconography in Santa Teresa de Jesús - Barbara Mujica
Masculinities and Honour in Los comendadores de Córdoba - Geraint Evans
El castigo sin venganza and the Ironies of Rhetoric - Edward H Friedman
Life's Pilgrim: El peregrino en su patria - Alexander Samson
Novelas a Marcia Leonarda - Ali Rizavi
La Dorotea: a Tragicomedy in Prose - Xavier Tubau
Lope as Icon - David McGrath
A Modern Day Fénix: Lope de Vega's Cinematic Revivals - Duncan Wheeler
Lope in Translation: Opening the Closed Book - David Johnston
Translations of Titles
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography

JONATHAN THACKER is King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford.

"[U]n acierto de la editorial Tamesis . Con la presente publicación, el estudioso de Lope de Vega cuenta ahora con una sólida referencia no sólo como objeto de estudio sino también como herramienta docente... Samson y Thacker han editado, así, un utilísimo libro que logra lo que muy pocos estudios consiguen hoy en día, a saber, el sentir a un Lope vivo, moderno y relevante, cuya trayectoria palpita con una claridad y una coherencia modélicas." BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES
"A Companion to Lope de Vega es una obra que se mantendrá vigente en el estudio del dramaturgo español por mucho tiempo ya que presenta ideas fundamentales e innovadoras para el conocimiento del teatro en España y la comprensión del mundo, la obra y el hombre que fue Lope Félix de Vega Carpio." ASSOCIATION OF SPANISH & PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES BULLETIN
"Those who take or teach a Golden Age literature course should have this book at hand. [.] All contributors offer interesting, up-to-date information and abundant critical analysis of the author's work. Recommended." CHOICE

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Title Details

400 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

34 b/w. 21 line. Illustrations

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books