Lope de Vega “single-handedly created the Spanish national theatre,” writes Roberto González Echevarría in the introduction to this new translation of Fuenteovejuna. Often compared to Shakespeare, Molière, and Racine, Lope is widely considered the greatest of all Spanish playwrights, and Fuenteovejuna (The Sheep Well) is among the most important Spanish Golden Age plays.
Written in 1614, Fuenteovejuna centers on the decision of an entire village to admit to the premeditated murder of a tyrannical ruler. Lope masterfully employs the tragicomic conventions of the Spanish comedia as he leavens the central dilemma of the peasant lovers, Laurencia and Frondoso, with the shenanigans of Mengo, the gracioso or clown. Based on an actual historical incident, Fuenteovejuna offers a paean to collective responsibility and affirmation of the timeless values of justice and kindness.
Translator G. J. Racz preserves the nuanced voice and structure of Lope de Vega’s text in this first English translation in analogical meter and rhyme. Roberto González Echevarría surveys the history of Fuenteovejuna, as well as Lope’s enormous literary output and indelible cultural imprint. Racz’s compelling translation and González Echevarría’s rich framework bring this timeless Golden Age drama alive for a new generation of readers and performers.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Una coleccion de textos adaptados que reivindica el valor y vigencia de los clasicos en pleno siglo XXI.Product Description:
Todos a una,Fueteovejuna
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book in quot;Acceptablequot; condition. Will show clear signs of use. This book may contain loose pages. 2nd day shipping offered. Ships same or next day!!! Used books may not contain supplements such as access codes or CDs. We have the best customer service online! BOMB BOOKS - Get Bombed!. Bookseller Inventory # 3U1000000NCU
Book Description Longman Higher Education June 1987, 1987. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Used - Good. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers. Bookseller Inventory # 10000000038624