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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To be free of him, the widow offers Ventolera money to stay at the inn, 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.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Deformation stops being such when it is subjected to perfect math. Clytemnestra at last identtfles Orestes as a snake she bore in a nightrnare she had. This complex collage crashes with the naturalistic tendency of audiovisual representation and offers a wide variety of open fronts that appeal directly to the adaptation concept.


Death appears as a fundamental character. It is a manner very Spanish, a demiurge manner, that doesn’t believe to be in any way made of the same earth as its dolls. Assuming, then, thaf Ventolera haJenough cash to ‘redeem’La Daifa, will she truly better her exlstence, as she desired out loud in scene 1? The matricide, though ordained by Apollo, drove Orestes mad wlth guilt for shedding liiindredblood. From then on, only reproductions were hung on the wall, while the real mirrors, now restored, where kept inside the building.

His frtends recognize this character trait when they maintain that he wishes to take possesslon of the burted Galindo’s valuables.

As to the repatriated soldler, he too has fallen victlm to the rapacity around him. I 16 l 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 Theses that have an embargo placed on them will not be available to anyone until the embargo expires. The degradation present in esperpento affects both environments and characters. Contrary Lio the traditlonal view, whtch concentrates on the prlnted work, the present study calls for analyzlng the artlstlc passage from ancient Greek archetypes into thetr lndlvlduallzed Spantsh carlcatures.


Cardona andZahareas have arguably spotted the pres- ence of the Orestes archetype inl-os cuernos de Don FYlolero lthe second esperpento. In the pages to follow, I wish to show that the esperpento Ias gala. 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.

Euripldes’ drama offers the coherence methodlcally erased from the eplsodes comprlslng the seven scenes of the esperpento. The gods become farces.

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But Tia ComJa remlnds her, “Para tl ha stdo un verdugo” As a result, her mother, Agamemnon’s queen Clytemnestra, conspired with her lover. With two Maeterlinckian sketches published esperpenfo ,1 the Galician playwright initiated an experimental dramaturgy that led, in the eady ‘S, to the esperpenro, an avant-garde form whose association with the ideas of Gordon Craig and other twentieth-century theorists is finally coming to light.

Ventolera conflrms as much by pun- ning on the first-class three-plece suit he craves: Julio Cejador y Frauca. Click here to sign up. Book titles OR Journal titles. This definition was maintained until the last edition, in which the reference to difunt literary values” was removed.

“Analisis del Proceso de Adaptacion de Las Galas del Difunto de Valle-I” by Gorka Maiztegui Zuazo

Masters Theses – February Orestes concludes, before slaylng her, that the fear stemming from her dream was the prophet of her woe lins, O. Los cternos de Don FllioLera in Obras escogidas. 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.

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CS1 Spanish-language sources es CS1 errors: Likewlse, Ventolera refuses to accompany hls friends, the other soldters, until he hears the command of the dead man. Clarendon P, I 9 Esperpento comes with a semitransparent moral lessonfilled with criticism and satire. However, ln her Spanlsh ln verslon, that vlrgln detty has degenerated lnto Mother Celestina, embodl- ment of greed and venallty.

The ending of this play about sacrlflce is problem- atlcal: Just as Athena situates herself between the pursuer Thoas and the pursued orestes, so the procuress plants herselfbetweenVentolera and La Daifa.

Surpasslng in consistency the superstltlous Don Juan, he feels absolutely responsible to no one but htmself tn his war agakist Spain: This consideration is what moved me to change my writing and write esperpentosthe literary genre that I baptize with the name esperpentos. Yeteach sender does receive ditunto ln departing her distasteful ambtance, wlthout any guarantee, ssperpento, of gakas her style of llving. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Other- wlse he would deem tt a valueless rttual for an enonnous offense fltnes Recently, Xavler Vtla has noted the slgntflcance of Hellenlc archetypes ln early farces llke La marquesa Rosalfnda l l – For this purpose, colloquial language is dignified for artistic purposes to allow cynical expressions and jargon.

Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan. To Justiff galaw 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.

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