The Ambivalence of Imperial Discourse: Cervantess La Numancia Within the Lost Generation of Spanish Drama (1570-90) Aaron M. Kahn

ISBN: 9783039110988

Published: July 16th 2008

Paperback

243 pages


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The Ambivalence of Imperial Discourse: Cervantess La Numancia Within the Lost Generation of Spanish Drama (1570-90)  by  Aaron M. Kahn

The Ambivalence of Imperial Discourse: Cervantess La Numancia Within the Lost Generation of Spanish Drama (1570-90) by Aaron M. Kahn
July 16th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 243 pages | ISBN: 9783039110988 | 10.22 Mb

This book offers a new reading of Miguel de Cervantess play La destruccion de Numancia (c.1583), analysing the work in relation to theories of empire in sixteenth-century Spain, in the context of plays written immediately before the rise inMoreThis book offers a new reading of Miguel de Cervantess play La destruccion de Numancia (c.1583), analysing the work in relation to theories of empire in sixteenth-century Spain, in the context of plays written immediately before the rise in popularity of Lope de Vega and the comedia nueva, and the playwrights innovative use of dramatic techniques in this transitional period of Spanish drama.

Dramatic writers have always used the stage as a medium through which they could comment on current events involving politics, religion, philosophy, and society- Cervantes was no exception. His discourse concerning imperial expansion in La Numancia has resulted in many conflicting interpretations of the plays meaning. This book explores the dramas thematic and generic ambiguities, as well as Cervantess representation and interpretation of the historical record in the creation of his characters and his portrayal of the fall of Numancia in 133 BC to the Roman army of Scipio Aemilianus.

Finally, this study addresses the significance of seemingly intentionally unclear discourse in reference to La Numancia and the turbulent political and religious environment of late sixteenth-century Spain.



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