The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclan

November 2003
306 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660915
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books

The Dramatic World of Valle-Inclan

Robert Lima

Valle-Inclan considered as actor, director and playwright, with bibliography of his plays.
Daring, innovative, controversial, often satirical, a dramatist ahead of his time, Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) was one of Spain's 'Generation of 1898', and an influence on such later movements as the Theatre of Cruelty and the Theatre of the Absurd. Lima's study first examines Valle-Inclán's day-to-day involvement with the theatre as actor, director-dramaturg and playwright. This is followed by an account of Valle-Inclan's full-length and one-act plays, which demonstrate the foibles and follies of human behaviour, and are discussed here under a variety of thematic headings.

There follows an up-to-date bibliography of the plays, from editions contemporary with the author through those published posthumously; it includes translations of the dramas into many languages, as well as a worldwide selection of critical studies.

ROBERT LIMA is Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literatures, The Pennsylvania State University.

Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) era un dramaturgo muy innovador, miembro de la Generación del '98, pero también una fuente de inspiracion mas tarde para el Teatro de la Crueldad y el Teatro del Absurdo. La monografía de Lima empieza por examinar el rol desempeñado por Valle-Inclán como actor, director, y dramaturgo. Concluye con un análisis detallado de los dramas de Valle-Inclán, tanto los grandes como los menores, enfocándose en la manera en que el dramaturgo español crea una visión penetrante de los errores y debilidades de la conducta humana; la obra dramática se analiza en varias secciones temáticas. Esta monografía ta incluye una bibliografía exhaustiva sobre los dramas de Valle-Inclán, incluyendo traducciones y estudios críticos.


Rober Lima ... brings together and updates much of his thinking on the man and his dramatic works with a thoroughness and intelligence that is very much to the advantage of the reader. THE BULLETIN

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