Spanish Romantic Drama (MLS3045)

15 credits

 The module will examine the dominant themes of Spanish Romantic drama - love, honour, identity, gender, destiny, religious faith and questioning, and death – in four canonical texts drawn from the decade between 1835 and 1844. The four texts considered, from Rivas’s Don Alvaro through García Gutiérrez’s El trovador and Hartzenbusch’s Los amantes de Teruel to Zorrilla’s Don Juan Tenorio will provide a narrative of developments in Romantic theatre and illuminate both the entailments of the Romantic stage in national literary tradition and its projection into 19th-century Grand Opera.