Module Identifier SPM0430  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Gwynne Edwards  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  

Aims of the module

The module provides an insight into the major trends in Spanish theatre in the 20th century, moving from innovations of the
pre-Franco period to the oblique techniques employed by dissident dramatists during the dictatorship.

Ramon del Valle-Inclan, Luces de Bohemia; Federico Garcia Lorca, Bodas de sangre; Alfonso Sastre, Escuadra hacia la
muerte; Antonio Buero Vallejo, Las meninas.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students will have a good understanding of the way in which non-commercial Spanish theatre has developed during the twentieth century and of how it reflects the social and political background.

Reading Lists

Edwards G. (1980) The Theatre Beneath the Sand. London: Marion Boyars
Edwards G. (1985) Dramatists in Perspective: Spanish Theatre in the Twentieth Century. Cardiff University of Wales, Press
Lyon J. (1983) The Theatre of Valle-Inclan,. Cambridge: C.U.P.
Zahareas, A N (ed). (1968) Ramon del Valle-Inclan. An Appraisal of his Life and Works. New York
Anderson F. (1971) Alfonso Sastre. New York
Domenech R. (1973) El teatro de Buero Vallejo. Madrid
Nicholas R L. (1972) The Tragic Stages of Antonio Buero Vallejo. Valencia