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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Their father King Agamemnon, to avenge the rape of his sister-in-law Helen, needed to launch hls fleet from the port of Aulis for Tfoy. The main question that esperpento asks is whether it presents a deformed image of reality or whether it presents an accurate image of a deformed reality.

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

T even down to the lowest D”if;;;: Esperpento comes with a semitransparent moral lessonfilled with criticism and satire. Views Read Edit View history. Other- wlse he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes Son enanos y patizambos que juegan una tragedia.

The proof, with rlgorous com- parlsons between Greek and Spantsh texts, deserves a separate study elsewhere. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Galaas MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Likewlse, Ventolera refuses to accompany hls friends, the other soldters, until he hears the command of the dead man. Help Center Find new research papers in: Imagine, for a moment, that a esperpemto is upbraiding his wife, accusing her in the melodramatic style ofan Echegaray Those contradictions, even though included in the original play, have to deal with the whole new cinematographic context.


To download campus access theses, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password. Clytemnestra at last identtfles Orestes as esperpenyo snake she bore in a nightrnare she had.

The greed of the Generals has demorallzed the lower ranks, causlng them to extend thelr battleground to the mother country herself.

Off-campus UMass Amherst users: Surpasslng in consistency the superstltlous Don Juan, he feels absolutely responsible to no one but htmself tn his war agakist Spain: With two Maeterlinckian sketches published in ,1 the Galician playwright initiated an experimental dramaturgy that led, in the eady ‘S, to the esperpenro, an avant-garde form whose association with the ideas of Gordon Craig and other twentieth-century theorists is finally coming to light. Click here to sign up. Cardona andZahareas have arguably spotted the pres- ence of the Orestes archetype inl-os cuernos de Don FYlolero lthe second esperpento.

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Orlenttng hls conductby the dtvlne oracles has vlrtually ruined Orestes’ ltfe, causing hlm to tear communities apart, and to sow irreverence, disorder, and instability ln the name of piety. My current esthetic is to esperpeento classic nonns with the precision of a concave mirror” Scene xii.

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The classical heroes reflected in concave mirrors give rise to the esperpento.

Tnrrilla’s DonJuanTenorto, several tlmes humor- ously mentioned ln the play, offers Juanito Ventolera a negative model for his own ultraterrestrial cupidlty. To Justiff hts robbery of the pharmacist’s three-piece suit, Ventolera dreams of ustng lt as a liiind of love-trap, so that he can hook up arm-ln-arm ‘sacar de esperpentl wtth ta Datfa.


The general reaction against realism, which affected tum-of-the-century theater throughout Europe, was led in Spain by Ram6n del Valle-Inchln The Royal Spanish Academy first defined the term esperpento in the fourteenth edition of the DRAEwhere the first and third meanings above were accepted. However strong her flllal love, greed seems to prevail.

He will feel himself more a man dde the garments of the dead, while -6schylus’ characters regard the vestments of the deceased as humiliating, even dehumanizlng. The second scene shows Tia CoruJa’s unsuccessful attempt to take La Daifa’s letter to her father at his pharmacy, because he has gone to town hall to try to dodge hls legal duty to lodge a veteran, Ventolera lO7l.


For this purpose, colloquial language is dignified for artistic purposes to allow cynical expressions and jargon. 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.

Leading themes include death, the grotesque, and the reduction of esperpebto beings to objects reification.

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