Valle Inclan: The Lights of Bohemia

J. E. Lyon

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ISBN: 9780856685651

Publication: May 1, 1993

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Written in the early 1920s, Lights of Bohemia is set in the twilight phase of Madrid's bohemian artistic life against the turbulent social and political background of events between 1900 and 1920. The play's protagonist, the poet Max Estrella, confronts the dilemma between art and social commitment and the problem of salvaging some sort of authenticity and identity in a context which converts him into an anachronism. This is the first play in a series of 'esperpentos' or 'grotesques' in which Valle-Inclan tries to convey the tragi-grotesque contradictions of his contemporary surroundings by the use of similarly contrasting registers in his theatre.

Introduction Lights of Bohemia in context Valle-Inclan's earlier theatre The historical and social background Bohemian life in Madrid Analysis of the play Lghts of Bohemia and the Valle-Inclan's idea of the theatre Bibliography Lights of Bohemia Commentary Illustrations.

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780856685651

Publication: May 1, 1993

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