Love, Honor, and Identity in Spanish Comedia of the Golden Age

This course explores the representations of love, honor, and identity in some of the most emblematic plays written by Cervantes, Lope, Tirso, Alarcón, and Calderón, among others. While we will examine the various ways in which different playwrights interpret, stage, and adapt such themes as love, honor, and identity, we will also deliberate over the extent to which their representations engage with history, religion, politics, and other literary genres. Moreover, we will combine our critical discussions of these topics with a thorough study of Spanish dramaturgy as it developed from late 12th century until late 17th century.

Required Texts

  1. Miguel de Cervantes. El cerco de Numancia.*
  2. Lope de Vega. El arte nuevo de hacer comedias.
  3. Lope de Vega. El castigo sin venganza.*
  4. Lope de Vega. El caballero de Olmedo. Ed. Francisco Rico.*
  5. Estrella de Sevilla. Ed. Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez.*
  6. Tirso de Molina. El burlador de Sevilla. Ed. Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez.*
  7. Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. La verdad sospechosa. Ed. Alva V. Ebersole.*
  8. Pedro Calderón de la Barca. La vida es sueño. Edición de J. M. Ruano de la Haza.*
  9. Pedro Calderón de la Barca. El alcalde de Zalamea. Ed. José Mª Diez Borque.*
  10. Pedro Calderón de la Barca. El gran teatro del mundo. Ed. Eugenio Frutos Cortés.*

 

Prerequisites: SPAN 371 and  SPAN 373

Previously Offered:

Fall 2017