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Author Thompson, Michael, 1957-

Title Performing Spanishness : history, cultural identity and censorship in the theatre of José María Rodríguez Méndez / Michael Thompson
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preliminary Pages; Contents; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. Dramatizing Spanishness; 2. Rodríguez Méndez's essays: realism, machismo español, inteligenciaespañolaand historical theatre; 3. History from below (1): enclosed spaces; 4. History from below (2): open spaces; 5. Leading roles in history; 6. Fading echoes of the past in contemporary Spain; Bibliography
Summary José María Rodríguez Méndez is a noted playwright, an acerbic cultural critic, and a political dissident under Franco. In Performing Spanishness, the first English-language examination of Méndez's life and work, Michael Thompson sets the playwright's lifelong struggle against censorship in the context of Spain's shifting national identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-224)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Rodríguez Méndez, José María -- Criticism and interpretation.
Culture in literature.
Machismo in literature.
Spanish drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280747676
1841509744 (electronic bk.)
9781841509747 (electronic bk.)