Lecture 10

Lecture 10 - Lecture 10 Context o Renaissance Spain Spanish...

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Lecture 10 Context o Renaissance Spain: Spanish golden age: 1580-1680 o Prolific period – 30,000 plays o Pedro Calderon de la Barca 1600-1681 (400 plays, 200 surivive) Theatre architecture: Corralles o Tiered levels o Still area for standing at the bottom o Temporary stages constructed in existing courtyards Two major differences between Shakespeare and Calderon o NO BREAK FROM CATHOLIC CHURCH o WOMEN WERE ON STAGE o Spain feels a sense of decline o Catholic church had seized control of Spain o A sense of new found unity o Continuum between religious and secular culture Life is a Dream: 1636 o Allegory – “speaking otherwise” Speaks on multiple levels, open to many interpretations Evolution from medieval to renaissance (religious to secular/humanist theatre in Spain) Themes o o Individuals vs. society o Illusion vs. reality o Nature vs. nurture o o Multiples plots o Parallels and contrasts o Characters as mirrors and foils
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