Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro

Edited by Komla Aggor

Critical Texts 64

Modern Humanities Research Association

  3 July 2020

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Coronada y el toro (Coronada and the Bull) is a play written in 1974 by Francisco Morales Nieva (1924–2016), a prominent ¬ figure in the history of Spanish theatre. Even though the aesthetic quality of his drama competed with that of his contemporaries, with many of whom he interacted (Ionesco, Genet, Brecht, Grotowski, et al.), Nieva’s recognition was unduly delayed within Spain and, on the international scene, his name remains eclipsed by playwrights such as Federico García Lorca and Antonio Buero Vallejo. Traditionalist and populist yet cosmopolitan and neo-avant-garde, Nieva began writing plays in the late 1940s but never got the chance to perform any on the commercial stage until 1976, a few months after the death of General Francisco Franco, whose censorship machine forced his work underground. Hard to subject to any single classi¬fication, Nieva’s theatre is as complex as it is innovative in its combination of resources from a wide range of artistic trends, from the género chico to the Baroque to postmodernism. Coronada y el toro is a sophisticated masterpiece, rich in intertextuality, humour, and suspense.

Komla Aggor is Professor in the Department of Spanish & Hispanic Studies at Texas Christian University.

Reviews:

  • ‘La prestigiosa editorial asentada en Cambridge Modern Humanities Research Association acaba de publicar una edición de la obra del genio español Francisco Nieva, «Coronada y el Toro», con una magnífica introducción y estudio del especialista en Nieva Komla Aggor, profesor de la Texas Christian University. «Coronada y el Toro» es una obra maestra.’ — Martín-Miguel Rubio Esteban, ABC 29 September 2020, 14
  • ‘La Modern Humanities Research Association acaba de publicar una excelente edición de la obra de Francisco Nieva, Coronada y el toro, preparada por el investigador experto en la obra de Nieva, Komla Aggor.’www.francisconieva.com September 2020

Contents:

vii-vii
Acknowledgements
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viii-viii
List of Illustrations
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viii-viii
List of Abbreviations
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1-46
Introduction
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47-93
Coronada Y El Toro (rapsodia Española)
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94-100
Bibliography
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Bibliography entry:

Aggor, Komla (ed.), Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro, Critical Texts, 64 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro, ed. by Komla Aggor, Critical Texts, 64 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Aggor, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Aggor, Komla (ed.). 2020. Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro, Critical Texts, 64 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Aggor 2020: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Aggor 2020: 21.

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