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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 capit├ín () (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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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Euripldes’ drama offers the coherence methodlcally erased from the eplsodes comprlslng the seven scenes of the esperpento.

Likewise, Orestes’ counterpart Juanito ventolera ltnks the central scenes of Galas with the framlng ones: The latter esperpento appears to be yet another inversion of the Orestes tragedles.

This page was last edited on 19 Octoberat Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. My current esthetic is to transform classic nonns with the precision of a concave mirror” Scene xii.

Characters on the street include drunkards, prostitutes, rogues, beggars, failed artists, and bohemians, all presented as marionettes incapable of voluntary actions. It systematically deforms reality, emphasizing its grotesque and absurd traits, while at the same time degrading consecrated literary values. And these deformed beings are the heroes called to represent a classic fable that is not deformed.

Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit he craves: From then on, only reproductions were hung on the wall, while the real mirrors, now restored, where kept inside the building. Iphtgenta fn Taurfs takes place before the seaslde temple of Artemls; the flrst and last scenes of Ias gatas det d funto, ln a Galiclan house of lll repute near the wharf. Death appears as a fundamental character. He responds by poslng her a riddle: The gods become farces.


None of her arguments can sway htm to spare her. The prevailing view that Las galas offers an “anti-mythic presentation of Don Juanism” Avalle-Arce, p. Contact Contact Us Help. Help Center Find new research papers in: 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. Those contradictions, even though included in the original play, have to deal with the whole new cinematographic context.

“Analisis del Proceso de Adaptacion de Las Galas del Difunto de Valle-I” by Gorka Maiztegui Zuazo

He identifies himself as her fellow heir to Galindo’s “fortune,- as if ln brotherly communion with her: Reference to the second sense first appeared in the supplement to the nineteenth edition From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This consideration is what moved me esperpenot change my writing and write esperpentosthe literary genre that I baptize with the name esperpentos. Other- wlse he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes The Tragicomic Don Juan: The classical heroes reflected in concave mirrors give rise to the esperpento.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Just as Athena situates herself between the pursuer Thoas and the pursued orestes, so the procuress plants herselfbetweenVentolera and La Daifa. I 16 l The answer appears in her letter to her father, which Ventolera reads for everyone to hear.


The tragic sense of Spanish life can only be understood by an esthetic which is systematically deformed The wlll of the goddess Athena prevalls ls the concluslon of lphlgenta tn Taurfs, which has affected the beginnlng and end of the esperpento here analyzed. Luces de Bohemiaspecifically the conversation between Max Estrella and Don Latino de Hispalis in the twelfth scene, is considered to be the foundation of esperpento.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Esperpentl. The general reaction against realism, which affected tum-of-the-century theater throughout Europe, was led in Spain by Ram6n del Valle-Inchln 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.


Remember me on this computer. Son enanos y patizambos que juegan una tragedia. However strong her flllal love, greed seems to prevail. The converslon process, rather than the final text ltsell ddel Lheesperpento. Log In Sign Up. Yet galass are also tndispensable ln the mature traglc farces, or esperpentos. He thereby hopes to dq zzl e La Datfa into lovemaking.

Imagine, for a moment, that a husband is upbraiding his wife, accusing her in the melodramatic style ofan Echegaray