El teatro cómico de Enrique García Álvarez
The comic theatre of Enrique García Álvarez



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Palacios Gutiérrez, Elena (2016) El teatro cómico de Enrique García Álvarez. [Thesis]

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Enrique García Álvarez (Madrid, 1883-1931) belonged to the group of writers who stood out in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth in what was known as “género chico”, label used to oppose this kind of theater to the dramaturgy considered serious. It was composed of brief and comic works whose intention was to generate a fun time for the spectators. Our author was one of the leading representatives and his numerous creations appeared profusely in the posters of the theaters per hour. In the twentieth century, he adapted to the new forms imposed on the scene. Despite his enormous fame at the time, nowadays Enrique García Álvarez remains completely unknown, not only in the eyes of the general public but also to the more knowledgeable circles of our literature. Studies of his dramatic work are almost nonexistent and basically limited to their collaborations with other authors who had more luck as Arniches or Muñoz Seca. The purpose of this thesis is, therefore, to complete a thorough study of the figure and production of Enrique García Álvarez, as well as its impact on the literature. The opening chapter is a reconstruction of the life and work of the author. In the following chapters, we proceeded to the analysis of structural features such as theme, time, space, and characters of his dramatic world. At the end of these pages, we have included a photographic appendix that illustrates some moments of his personal and professional career. We have also developed appendices to classify his librettos chronologically, by collaborator and by genre...

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Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Filología, Departamento de Filología Española II (Literatura Española), leída el 21/09/2015

Huerta Calvo, Javier
Uncontrolled Keywords:Enrique García Álvarez, Teatro, Género chico
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Enrique García Álvarez, Theater
Subjects:Humanities > Philology > Theater
Humanities > Philology > Spanish and Spanish American literature
ID Code:40095
Deposited On:15 Nov 2016 13:15
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 13:15

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