The Galician writer creates his own genre (el esperpento) trough both a series of characterization adaptacion, Valle-Inclan, cine, teatro, Las Galas del Difunto. Friolera’s Horns), Las galas del difunto () (The Deadman’s Finery), La hija del capitán () (The Captain’s Daughter) and in his novels Tirano Banderas. In the pages to follow, I wish to show that the esperpento Ias gala.s del d!funto ( ) consists of shiillful deformatlons of the Orestes myths, as styllzed in speciflc .

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Framed within the state politics of cultural promotion, Las galas del difunto was released for television consumption, thus, its characteristics are very relevant in order to analyze the priorities and strategies developed in the adaptation process.

In this study I propose a way of understanding Las galas that incorporates the attendant, but in truth limited, aspect of parody into a tragicomic process of characterization. Contrary Lio the traditlonal view, whtch concentrates on the prlnted work, the present study calls for analyzlng the artlstlc passage from ancient Greek archetypes into thetr lndlvlduallzed Spantsh carlcatures.

Log In Sign Up. By consulting an oracle, he learned that he would have to sacriflce Iphigenla to Artemls to generate wlnd for hls sails.

The Royal Spanish Academy first defined the term esperpento in the fourteenth edition of the DRAEwhere the first and third meanings above were accepted. Luces de Bohemiadofunto the conversation between Max Estrella and Don Latino de Hispalis in the twelfth scene, is considered to be the foundation of esperpento. Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan.

CS1 Spanish-language sources es CS1 errors: Surpasslng in consistency the superstltlous Don Juan, he feels absolutely responsible to no one but htmself tn his war agakist Spain: Orlenttng hls conductby fifunto dtvlne oracles has vlrtually ruined Orestes’ ltfe, causing hlm to tear communities apart, and to sow irreverence, disorder, and instability ln the name of piety.

My actual esthetic is to transform the classical norms using the mathematics of the concave mirror. He identifies himself as her fellow heir to Galindo’s “fortune,- as if ln brotherly communion with her: Off-campus UMass Amherst users: Clarendon P, I 9 Likewise, Don Juan became the final such figure to be paraded before the esperpento’s distorting mirror: The style is marked by bitter irony.


Help Center Find new research papers in: It is a manner very Spanish, a demiurge manner, that doesn’t believe to be in any way made of the same earth as its dolls. Their father King Agamemnon, to avenge the rape of his sister-in-law Helen, needed to launch hls fleet from the port of Aulis for Tfoy.

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Likewlse, Ventolera refuses to accompany hls friends, the other soldters, until he hears the command of the dead man. Thus Max Estrella defined the esperpento in Luces de bohemia as a conjunction of classic and grotesque forms: Inversion of Sophocles’ CDdipus atColonus.

But Tia ComJa remlnds her, “Para tl ha stdo un verdugo” If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. The middle tragedy of. Masters Theses – February Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

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The second scene shows Tia CoruJa’s unsuccessful attempt to take La Daifa’s letter to her father at his pharmacy, because he has gone to town hall to try to dodge hls legal duty to lodge a veteran, Ventolera lO7l. He will feel himself more a man in the garments of the dead, while -6schylus’ characters regard the vestments of the deceased as humiliating, even dehumanizlng. To Justiff hts robbery of the pharmacist’s three-piece suit, Ventolera dreams of ustng lt as a liiind of love-trap, so that he can hook up arm-ln-arm ‘sacar de ganchete” wtth ta Datfa.

La hlj a del capifr: Clytemnestra at last identtfles Orestes as a snake she bore in a nightrnare she had. Iphlgenia and La Dalfa undergo a hardentng of character, reflecting the influence of an unhealthy amblance’ A crltique of human sacriflce for lts barbarity seems to generate Euripides; Iphlgenta fn?

Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit he craves: The converslon process, rather than the final text ltsell constltutes Lheesperpento. Los cternos de Don FllioLera in Obras escogidas. Although professtng an undylng flllal love, she begs her father for llftypesetasso that she can move to Llsbon, outof range of local gosstp, slnce the Llsbonese hold Spanlsh women ln hlgh regard.


Recently, Xavler Vtla has noted the slgntflcance of Hellenlc archetypes ln early farces llke La marquesa Rosalfnda l l – The prevailing view that Las galas offers an “anti-mythic presentation of Don Juanism” Avalle-Arce, p.


After I discuss the traditional features of the myth that subsist in Las galas, my task Instead of flltertng through the wall hke Don Gonzalo de Ulloa, Juanito Ventolera shatters the crystal of the dramatlc illusion by crashlng in to the room through the glass doors ln as xel an entry as Orestes’ to slay Clytemnestra. As a result, her mother, Agamemnon’s queen Clytemnestra, conspired with her lover.

Orestes concludes, before slaylng her, that the fear stemming from her dream was the prophet of her woe lins, O. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. View freely available titles: However strong her flllal love, greed seems to prevail. Leading themes include death, the grotesque, and the reduction of human beings to objects reification.

Other- wlse he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes The dominant settings are taverns and brothels, miserable interiors, and dangerous streets in Madrid. Diuinas palabras andLtrces de bohemio, Ed. The general reaction against realism, which affected tum-of-the-century theater throughout Europe, was led in Spain by Ram6n del Valle-Inchln The tensions between the play and the movie will arise through acting, lightning, camera framing, and mise en scene.

The world of the esperpentic —as one of the characters in Bohemian Lights explains—is as though the ancient heroes have become deformed in the concave mirrors of the street, with a grotesque transportation, but rigorously geometric. Zahareas, Rodolfo Cardona, SumnerGreenfield.

It systematically deforms reality, emphasizing its grotesque and absurd traits, while at the same time degrading consecrated literary values.

Iphlgenia, of course, has a coun terpart ln [.