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Three Comedies

Behind the Scenes in Eden, Rigmaroles, and The Other William

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Three Comedies: Behind the Scenes in Eden, Rigmaroles, and The Other William by Jaime Salom
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Three Comedies represents the first English-language collection of plays by Jaime Salom, one of Spain's most important contemporary dramatists. His forty-plus works encompass an impressive array of sub-genres, including domestic dramas, mysteries, political allegories, historical comedies, metaphysical meditations, and tales of Spanish life. Best known for his veiled critiques of Francisco Franco's regime, Salom went on to explore less overtly politicised themes following the dictator's death in 1975. This welcome new volume features a trio of comedies from his later phase that offer acute insight into life under the eased restraints of a nominally democratic Spain. Included in this collection are Behind the Scenes in Eden (1978), a wry retelling of events in Eden from a feminist perspective; Rigmaroles (1990), which recounts Golden Age author Juan Timoneda's domestic turmoil precipitated by a change in political winds; and The Other William (1998), in which Shakespeare appears as an opportunistic actor taking credit for someone else's writing. All three comedies revel in the foibles of protagonists who, in their search for self-determination, never quite manage to escape the spectre of tyrannical authority.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jaime Salom: A Life in Theatre; Bibliography; Behind the Scenes in Eden; Rigmaroles; The Other William.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
Author
Contributors
Translated by G J Racz Translated by Marion Peter Holt Translated by Phyllis Zatlin
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 b/w photos
Imprint
University Press of Colorado
Pages
240
Dimensions
230x155x14
ISBN-13
9780870817816
Product ID
1860580

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