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 capitán () (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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The ending of this play about sacrlflce is problem- atlcal: 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. None of her arguments can sway htm to spare her.

Just as Athena situates herself between the pursuer Thoas and the pursued orestes, so the procuress plants herselfbetweenVentolera and La Daifa. My current esthetic is to transform classic nonns with the precision of a concave mirror” Scene xii.

Orestes in Las galas del difunto of Valle-Inclán | Nelson Orringer –

However, the chorus of soldiers ln the esperpento reverses this sentlment and expresses superstitious ‘St un difunto se levanta’ dread’ of the dead.

He identifies himself as her fellow heir to Galindo’s “fortune,- as if ln brotherly communion with her: Retrieved from ” https: By consulting an oracle, he learned that he would have to sacriflce Iphigenla to Artemls to generate wlnd for hls sails.


Leading themes include death, the grotesque, and the reduction of human beings to objects reification. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: La Dalfa says, -Es muy contrarla ml suerte. The most beautiful images in a convave mirror are absurd Instead of flltertng through the wall hke Don Gonzalo de Ulloa, Juanito Ventolera shatters the crystal of the dramatlc illusion by crashlng in to the room through the glass doors ln as forced an entry as Orestes’ to slay Clytemnestra.

Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan. The general reaction against realism, which affected tum-of-the-century theater throughout Europe, was led in Spain by Ram6n del Valle-Inchln Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit he craves: The proof, with rlgorous com- parlsons between Greek and Spantsh texts, deserves a separate study elsewhere.

The converslon process, rather than the final text ltsell constltutes Lheesperpento.

This definition was maintained until the last edition, in which the reference to “consecrated literary values” was removed. These plays present the absurdlty of Spaln by convertlng priestesses lnto prostltutes, heroes lnto rogues.

As to the repatriated soldler, he too has fallen victlm to the rapacity around him. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Other- dfiunto he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes The greed of the Generals has demorallzed the lower ranks, causlng them to extend thelr battleground to the mother country de.


La hlj a del capifr: Death appears as a fundamental character. However, ln her Spanlsh ln verslon, that vlrgln detty has degenerated lnto Mother Celestina, embodl- ment of greed and venallty. Iphlgenia and La Dalfa undergo a hardentng of character, reflecting the influence of an unhealthy amblance’ A crltique of human sacriflce for lts barbarity seems to generate Euripides; Iphlgenta fn?

But Tia ComJa remlnds her, “Para tl ha stdo un verdugo” If you would like esperpeto authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.


Masters Theses – February The classical heroes reflected in concave mirrors give rise to the esperpento. But a mere pardy dilfers from the elaborate, full-scale deformation of an ancient classical hero. Views Read Edit View history.