The Trickster-Function in the Theatre of García Lorca

September 2000
159 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660748
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BISAC LIT004280, LIT013000

The Trickster-Function in the Theatre of García Lorca

Sarah Wright

An important contribution to the understanding of the theatrical output of major figure of Spanish literary canon.
Drawing on anthropology, psychoanalysis, and literary theory, this book uses the image of the trickster to argue for a fresh and original reading of García Lorca's plays, highlighting androgyny, male fantasy, masochism, masquerade and the carnivalesque. The study includes detailed textual analyses of Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín, Así que pasan cinco años and El público, as well as extensive examination of La zapatera prodigiosa and Bodas de sangre; in addition it makes reference to the lesser known El sueño de la vida, Retablillo de Don Cristóbal, Dragón and El loco y la loca, together with a relevant selection of Garcia Lorca's drawings and prose.

Dr SARAH WRIGHT lectures in Hispanic Studies at the University of Hull.


Intelligent book... Wright understands the material well. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT A bold book which offers interesting revelations and value judgements. BULLETIN OF HISPANIC STUDIES

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