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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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 prevailing view that Las galas offers an “anti-mythic eslerpento of Don Juanism” Avalle-Arce, p. The gods become farces. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Esperpento comes with a semitransparent moral lessonfilled with criticism and satire. The world of the esperpentic —as one of the characters in Bohemian Lights explains—is as though the ancient heroes have become deformed in the concave mirrors of the street, with a grotesque transportation, but rigorously geometric.

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. This consideration is what moved me to change my writing and write esperpentosthe literary genre that I dr with the name esperpentos.

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

But gaas mere pardy dilfers from the elaborate, full-scale deformation of an ancient classical hero. Iphlgenia, of course, has a coun terpart ln [.


With two Maeterlinckian sketches published in ,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. To download campus access theses, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password. Artemis, relenting, spirited her away to Tauds the Crimeabut everyone beheved her dead.

As a result, her mother, Agamemnon’s queen Clytemnestra, conspired with her lover. If she acqulred from Ventolera the wherewithal to travel to Lisbon, tt is by no means certaln that she would lmprove her lot. Zahareas, Rodolfo Cardona, SumnerGreenfield.

He responds by poslng her a riddle: The second scene shows Tia CoruJa’s unsuccessful attempt dfiunto take La Daifa’s letter to her father at his pharmacy, because he has gone to town hall to try to dodge hls legal duty to lodge a veteran, Ventolera lO7l.

Diuinas palabras andLtrces de bohemio, Ed. But Tia ComJa remlnds her, “Para tl ha stdo un galsa Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Son enanos y patizambos que juegan una tragedia.


T even down to the lowest D”if;;;: Ventolera’s apparent courage has its darker slde ln the form of an dep whlch defles death. The tensions between the play and the movie will arise through acting, lightning, camera framing, and mise en scene. Remember me on this computer. The dominant settings are taverns and brothels, miserable difunti, and dangerous streets in Madrid. Orlenttng hls conductby the dtvlne oracles has vlrtually ruined Orestes’ ltfe, causing hlm to tear communities apart, and to sow irreverence, disorder, and instability ln the name of piety.


She superstittously thinks that the devil hlmself dances around her. La hlj a del capifr: And these deformed beings are esperpneto heroes called to represent a classic fable that is not deformed.

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

The ending of this play about sacrlflce is problem- atlcal: He identifies himself as her fellow heir to Galindo’s “fortune,- as if ln brotherly communion with her: By consulting an oracle, he learned that he would have to sacriflce Iphigenla to Artemls to generate wlnd for hls sails.

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Surpasslng in consistency the superstltlous Don Juan, he feels absolutely responsible to no one but htmself tn his war agakist Spain: The Royal Spanish Academy first defined the term esperpento in the fourteenth edition of the DRAEwhere the first and third meanings above were accepted. He thereby hopes to dq zzl e La Datfa into ee.