Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre
1939-1963

John London

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 45

W. S. Maney & Son Ltd for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1997  •  288pp

ISBN: 978-0-901286-83-3 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

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The book constitutes the first attempt to provide an overview of the reception of foreign drama in Spain during the Franco dictatorship. John London analyses performance, stage design, translation, censorship, and critical reviews in relation to the works of many authors, including Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, Eugène Ionesco, and Samuel Beckett. He compares the original reception of these dramatists with the treatment they were given in Spain. However, his study is also a reassessment of the Spanish drama of the period. Dr London argues that only by tracing the reception of non-Spanish drama can we understand the praise lavished on playwrights such as Antonio Buero Vallejo and Alfonso Sastre, alongside the simultaneous rejection of Spanish avant-garde styles. A concluding reinterpretation of the early plays of Fernando Arrabal indicates the richness of an alternative route largely ignored in histories of Spanish theatre.

Bibliography entry:

London, John, Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre: 1939-1963, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 45 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1997)

First footnote reference: 35 John London, Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre: 1939-1963, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 45 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1997), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 London, p. 47.

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London, John. 1997. Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre: 1939-1963, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 45 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (London 1997: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 London 1997: 21.

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