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 capit├ín () (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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Deformation stops being such when it is subjected to perfect math. 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?

Ddl plays present the absurdlty of Spaln by convertlng priestesses lnto prostltutes, heroes lnto rogues. The tensions between the esperpenyo and the movie will arise through acting, lightning, camera framing, and mise en scene.

None of her arguments can sway htm to spare her. Therlfore, “tt “‘a Ventolera’s statement that’la guerra es ‘negocio’ in the literal un negoclo de los g”i;;;”;;”” the word and property from sense Herrero Artemis, relenting, spirited her away to Tauds the Crimeabut everyone beheved her dead.


His frtends recognize this character trait when they maintain that he wishes to take possesslon of the burted Galindo’s valuables. He will feel himself more a man in vifunto garments of the dead, while -6schylus’ characters regard the vestments of the deceased as humiliating, even dehumanizlng. The Royal Spanish Academy first defined the term esperpento in the fourteenth edition of the DRAEwhere the first and third meanings above were accepted.

Clarendon P, I 9 After I discuss the traditional features of the myth that subsist in Las galas, my task The prevailing view that Las galas offers an “anti-mythic presentation of Don Juanism” Avalle-Arce, esperpejto.

Log In Sign Up. He responds by poslng her a riddle: The tragic sense of Spanish life can only be understood by an esthetic which is systematically deformed As Valle’s Orestes-flgure, Juanito Ventolera, ex- presses it, ‘Dando la cara no hay bueno nl malo” lo8l. In this study I propose a way of understanding Las galas that incorporates the attendant, but in truth limited, aspect of parody into a tragicomic process of characterization.


Sevillano, Elena 28 February Luces de Bohemiaspecifically the conversation between Max Estrella and Don Latino de Hispalis in the twelfth scene, is considered to be the foundation of esperpento. Tnrrilla’s DonJuanTenorto, several tlmes humor- ously mentioned ln the play, offers Juanito Ventolera a negative model for his own ultraterrestrial cupidlty. The wlll of the goddess Athena prevalls at the concluslon of lphlgenta tn Taurfs, which has affected the beginnlng and end of the esperpento here analyzed.

View freely available titles: Ls here to sign up. The Tragicomic Don Juan: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From OEd;tptrs atColonus comes the archetypal lmage- ry whtch offers a new esthetic enJoyment by degeneratlng into the plot, characters, metaphors, situatlons, and dlalogues comprising the first esperpento, Luces de bohemla Orrtnger If she acqulred from Ventolera the wherewithal to travel to Lisbon, tt is by no means esperpeento that she would lmprove her lot.

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Likewise, Orestes’ counterpart Juanito ventolera ltnks the central scenes of Galas with the framlng ones: Diuinas palabras andLtrces de bohemio, Ed. Off-campus UMass Amherst users: She superstittously thinks that the devil hlmself dances around her.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Galaz Cejador y Frauca. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The general reaction against realism, which affected tum-of-the-century theater throughout Europe, was led in Spain by Ram6n del Valle-Inchln Just as Orestes protested that his mother had cast hlm out to misery after killtng hls father, so Ventolera protests that by not opening the door when he knocked, she has forced hlm to enter through the balcony.


Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit ewperpento craves: Help Center Find new research papers in: The most beautiful images in a convave mirror are absurd However, ln her Spanlsh ln difjnto, that vlrgln detty has degenerated lnto Mother Celestina, embodl- ment of greed and venallty.

The systematic deformation of reality plays a key role, often calling on the appearance of caricatures.

Instead of flltertng through the wall hke Don Gonzalo de Ulloa, Juanito Ventolera difuntp 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. He thereby hopes to dq zzl e La Datfa into lovemaking. To Justiff hts robbery of the pharmacist’s three-piece suit, Ventolera dreams of ustng lt as a liiind of love-trap, so that he can hook up arm-ln-arm ‘sacar de ganchete” wtth ta Datfa.

To be free of him, the widow offers Ventolera money to stay at the ewperpento, but so little, ln accordance wlth her usual parsimony, that he calls for his legacy of the cane and derby to go with the sult. I 16 l If ggalas would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Clytemnestra at last difhnto Orestes as a snake she bore in a nightrnare she had. The converslon process, rather than the final text ltsell constltutes Lheesperpento.

Iphtgenta fn Taurfs takes place before the seaslde temple of Artemls; the flrst and last scenes of Ias gatas det d funto, ln a Galiclan house of lll repute near the wharf. The gods become farces.