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Theatre and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Spain (Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics)

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The Frenchman Juan de Grimaldi was instrumental in the development of the Spanish theatre in the 1820s and 30s, at a time when censorship, repression, and economic chaos had left it in a state of stagnation. As impresario and stage director, he trained actors in the new style of declamation, made physical changes in sets and lighting, translated recent French plays into Spanish, and encouraged the writing of original Spanish plays. His own magical comedy, La Pata de Cabra (1829), was outstandingly successful. Grimaldi was also a wealthy businessman and newspaper editor, and the patron of many important Spanish Romantic writers. He was active in politics, vigorously defending the moderate policies of the Queen Regent, María Cristina, and of Prime Minister Ramón de Nerváez. Even after his return to Paris, Grimaldi continued to work secretly as an agent of the Spanish government. Based on original archival materials, this is the first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.

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The Frenchman Juan de Grimaldi was instrumental in the development of the Spanish theatre in the 1820s and 30s, at a time when censorship, repression, and economic chaos had left it in a state of stagnation. As impresario and stage director, he trained actors in the new style of declamation, made physical changes in sets and lighting, translated recent French plays into Spanish, and encouraged the writing of original Spanish plays. His own magical comedy, La Pata de Cabra (1829), was outstandingly successful. Grimaldi was also a wealthy businessman and newspaper editor, and the patron of many important Spanish Romantic writers. He was active in politics, vigorously defending the moderate policies of the Queen Regent, Marí a Cristina, and of Prime Minister Ramó n de Nervá ez. Even after his return to Paris, Grimaldi continued to work secretly as an agent of the Spanish government. Based on original archival materials, this is the first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.

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The first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Spanish stage, 1800 — 23; 2. Grimaldi at the beginning of the ‘Ominous Decade’; 3. On the eve of romanticism; 4. The romantic stage; 5. Grimaldi: journalist, historian, diplomat; 6. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521342933
Author:
Gies, David Thatcher
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Pagden, A. R. D.
Author:
Russell, P. E.
Author:
Pupo-Walker, E.
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Theatrical producers and directors
Subject:
Spain Politics and government 19th century.
Subject:
Theater -- Spain -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Spain Politics and government.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics
Series Volume:
no. 740
Publication Date:
19880231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.74 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Frenchman Juan de Grimaldi was instrumental in the development of the Spanish theatre in the 1820s and 30s, at a time when censorship, repression, and economic chaos had left it in a state of stagnation. As impresario and stage director, he trained actors in the new style of declamation, made physical changes in sets and lighting, translated recent French plays into Spanish, and encouraged the writing of original Spanish plays. His own magical comedy, La Pata de Cabra (1829), was outstandingly successful. Grimaldi was also a wealthy businessman and newspaper editor, and the patron of many important Spanish Romantic writers. He was active in politics, vigorously defending the moderate policies of the Queen Regent, Marí a Cristina, and of Prime Minister Ramó n de Nervá ez. Even after his return to Paris, Grimaldi continued to work secretly as an agent of the Spanish government. Based on original archival materials, this is the first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.
"Synopsis" by , The first in-depth study of Grimaldi's involvement in the literary and political progress of nineteenth-century Spain.
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