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Diverse aspects of the performance of Golden Age plays are explored in this volume, ranging in approach from the theoretical to the concrete and from the historical to the contemporary. Several essays focus on staging and performance in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain,examining areas such as audience reception, adaptations of Golden Age plays to the Italian stage, ways of representing the supernatural in hagiographic plays, and the participation of women in the theatre. Other articles concentrate specifically on the text, highlighting such issues as the representation of violence; while a third group deals with modern productions, looking at issues involving casting and staging for contemporary audiences, and including semiological anaylses of actual performances. Overall, the book reflects the very latest research in comediastudies. Spanish language.
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