Golden Age Drama in Contemporary Spain

The Comedia on Page, Stage and Screen

By (author) Duncan Wheeler

Publication date:

15 April 2012

Length of book:

256 pages


University of Wales Press



ISBN-13: 9780708324738

This is the first monograph on the performance and reception of sixteenth- and seventeenth- century national drama in contemporary Spain, which attempts to remedy the traditional absence of performance-based approaches in Golden Age studies. The book contextualises the socio-historical background to the modern-day performance of the country’s three major Spanish baroque playwrights (Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina), whilst also providing detailed aesthetic analyses of individual stage and screen adaptations.