Edición modernizada y anotada de Saber del mal y del bien de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.

Edición modernizada y anotada de Saber del mal y del bien de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.

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Title: Edición modernizada y anotada de Saber del mal y del bien de Pedro Calderón de la Barca.
Author: Gagnon, Julie.
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to present, for the first time, a modernized and annotated edition of the play Saber del mal y del bien, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, published in the Primera Parte de Comedias in 1636. In this thesis the text has been modernized in conformity to the rules of modern punctuation, accentuation, and spelling. Every fifth verse has been numbered, and the different strophes indicated in the text, and studied in my introduction. The introduction includes a brief analysis of some of the central themes of the play in the hope that it may awaken interest in this relatively obscure Calderonian piece. I also attempt to reconstruct the possible staging of the original play which, according to Valbuena, was presented by the theatrical company of Roque de Figueroa on March 28, 1628. My proposed staging is based on what we know of the theatrical conventions which existed in the Spanish Golden Age. The most substantial part of a modernized edition consists in establishing and annotating the text. The purpose of the philological annotation is to explain references, allusions, and passages of the play of historical or mythological character as well as symbols and even aphorisms which are in the text and which, for a modern reader, amy seem ambiguous or confusing. The purpose of these notes is not only to elucidate these allusions but to also relate them to the text in order to offer an interpretation which is faithful to the original sense of the play. In conclusion, all these factors render Saber del mal y del bien an important comedia which will no longer remain in obscurity.
Date: 1996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/9740

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