Calderon: Love is no laughing matter

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Calderon: Love is no laughing matter

Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics


January 1st, 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.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
1 Don Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681)8
2 Calderón and the comic conventions of the Golden Age15
3 The précieuse ridicule and the burlador burlado20
4 Staging26
5 Date and textual history of No hay burlas con el amor28
6 Metre31
Select bibliography and abbreviations36
Play and commentary40
Act I Jornada Primera41
Act II Jornada Segunda105
Act III Jornada Tercera171
Editorial emendations237