New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. USED - Very Good/ Near Fine. Creasing to top corners, otherwise minimal signs of use/wear. Clean, unmarked, tight. Selected Bibliography. 14 x 23.5 cm. 612 pp. Item #13336
“The comedia was the vibrant center of Spain’s Golden Age and this skillfully curated collection provides the reader with a superior introduction to its range and complexity. Gregary Racz’s delightful translations are complemented by Barbara Fuchs’ deep knowledge of the period to produce an essential primer for all students of early modern theater.” —ANNA MORE, University of Brasília
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• Five major early modern plays of the Spanish Empire—The Siege of Numantia, Fuenteovejuna, The Dog in the Manger, Life Is a Dream, and The Trials of a Noble House—when Spain produced one of the most vibrant and dramatic canons in the history of theater.
• An Introduction, a Note on the Translation, and explanatory footnotes by G. J. Racz and Barbara Fuchs.
• Background materials centering on the comedia; on class, gender, and the performance of identity; and on stages, actors, and audiences.
• Fourteen judiciously chosen critical essays both on Golden Age Spanish drama generally and on the individual plays.
• A Selected Bibliography.