Calderon: Love is no laughing matter

Sean Page and K. Muir and translated by Don Cruickshank

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ISBN: 9780856683657

Publication: January 1, 1986

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Although Calderon's comedy has received rather less attention than the other genres in which he excelled, it is widely acknowledged that his comic plays are inrivalled among his contemporaries in terms of plot structure and technical expertise; they also explore contemporary issues to an extent which has not been appreciated. Love is no Laughing Matter is one of the best, in which the dramatist casts a sardonic eye on male chauvinism, women's education and social snobbery. This is the first complete text of the play to be published since 1650. Spanish text with facing-page translation.

Introduction I. Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681) II. Calderon and the comic conventions of the Golden Age III. The precieuse ridicule and the Burador burlador IV. Staging V. Date and textual history of No hay burlas con el amor VI. Metre Select bibliography and abbreviations Play and commentary Act I -Jornada Primera Act II -Jornada Segunda Act III -Jornada Tercera Editorial emendations

Format: Hardback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780856683657

Publication: January 1, 1986

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