As befits an entremés, the plot of El retablo de las maravillas is simple. Two swindlers, the man Chanfalla and the woman Chirinos, persuade the authorities of a. The Governor, and his city officials, Petra. Capacho, Juana Castrada, and Benita. Repollo happen upon Chirinos and. Chanfalla. Chanfalla introduces herself as. Cervantes-Entremés de El retablo de las – Download as PDF File ( .pdf) or view presentation slides online.

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In this sense, it is convenient to keep in mind Charles Taylor’s description of the social imaginary as the ways in which people imagine their social existence, how they fit together with others, how things go on between them and their fellows, the expectations that are normally met, and the deeper normative notions and images e, underlie these expectations.

Spanish Literature Publications, Apparently Cervantes retained control over the content of his collection until its publication, presumably submitting his authoritative version to the printer as if it had been a collection of short stories.

Cervantes’s Aesthetics of Reception in the Entremeses. The novelized interludes of Cervantes, in short, may have become too autonomous to succeed as a form subordinate to the conventional full-length drama.

In a provocative essay on Cervantes’s maravillxs, Anne Cruz has effec- tively argued that these short pieces “cannot entirely break away from the normalizing roles assigned to theatrical production by seventeenth-centu- ry Spain’s social systems.

Cervantes’ publication expands the reception of his entremesesshifting his audience to the reader, and away from theatre-going oyentesfor whom a second or third reading for retrospective analysis of the works fntremes not possible.

In Cervantes’ interludes, however, we can easily see a number of concrete examples of these qualities.

Three Entremeses Cervantinos

The presence of their lovers, unable to escape without detection from the house, is “explained” through the quick-thinking trickery of another houseguest. As in Cervantes’ prose creations, truth is rendered subjective in the interludes by the dramatist’s novelistic and dialogic stance. Perhaps Cervantes’ Comedias y entremeses continued to be received as reading texts, just like his prose work, throughout the remainder of the seventeenth century and therefore did not influence dramatic composition any more than his other works of non-dramatic nature.


A Study of the Play Element in Culture. El retablo de las maravillasMiguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Such questions have surrounded the interludes since their initial rejection alongside eight full-length plays by unnamed autores de comedias in the early ‘s.

The Collected Dialogues of Plato. Such irony in Cervantes’ entremeses seems to be a characteristic quality which distinguishes his drama from more mainstream plays. In contrast with the latter, however, the disillusioned dramatist here justifies the redirection of his drama by referring to and, in effect, acknowledging the internal complexity of his plays. Furthermore, this broad-based ironic humor allows Cervantes to engage in satirical self-deprecation.

The dramatic text must be conceived with all of these elements in mind, since each one is an essential component which contributes as much to the overall understanding of the work as does the written text.

Edith Maravillsa and Huntington Caims. From Mraavillas to Theatre: At the same time, the student takes cover in a hayloft. It is proof of honor as a social construct; and as such, society as flux must continue to create new images, to re- create itself, through play. This reference is relevant in that it divulges to the audience the fact that these two con artists pounce on the Achilles heel of shared social values, in this case, gullibility and superstition, enhremes order to make their dishonest living.

Salome, Herodias and El retablo de las maravillas. Thus we desire not only the presence of absent good but also the preservation of the present, and in addition the absence of evil, both what we already have and what we believe we might receive in time to come” Heteroglossia is visible in Cervantes’ entremesesjust as it is present in the Quijote.

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They are creating themselves as they create the fantastic images, shadows reflected maraviklas the screen of their social imaginary. This original entremes will be performed in Spanish. As a result of changes in these internal components, Cervantes’ interludes resemble works of prose fiction in certain ways and depart radically from the accepted drama of the time. In his theatrical works as in his novels, Cervantes turns his critical eye inward in order to reconsider the mechanisms of plot, character, and theme: The novel, after all, has no canon of its own.

It is, by its very nature, not canonic. The season performance ofMaravillas de Cervantes by Els Comediants may just have been the catalyst for change that contemporary companies needed.


By incorporating in his interludes the serious treatment of theme and interiorization of character generally associated with novelistic prose, Cervantes anticipated a movement which would not affect the performed drama of the canon for more than one hundred years after the appearance of his Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses. These, precisely, are the elements that Cervantes developed not only in his prose works, but also lae his drama, allowing his dramatic texts to execute some of the more profound aims of the novel, while still remaining, essentially, works of theatre.

In the same prologue, Cervantes writes of these dramatic pieces that he is publishing: If Cervantes enntremes able to recognize structural and functional similarities in the interlude retabl the prose short story, then the publication of his entremeses must have helped this perception to be seen by others as well.

Entremes del retablo de las maravillas – Luis Quiñones de Benavente – Google Books

Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination. This notion is driven home in Huizinga’s explanation that “[p]lay is battle and battle play” Rozas Johan Huizinga’s classic study Homo Ludens: Page num- bers will be indicated in parentheses. Y las comedias tienen sus sazones y tiempos, como los cantares. Contact the Park Mailing Address: His characters, situations, and themes are just as vivid and fascinating in his drama as they are in his novels and short stories, and perhaps this is why his interludes were not seen as performable in There undoubtedly was something about Cervantes’ interludes which set them apart from the performed entremeses of the time, something which at first brought about their rejection for theatrical purposes, and simultaneously made them suitable for release in printed form.

The resulting works display a level of thematic profundity and structural complexity radically innovative in their time, and fully modern even when judged by the standards of the twentieth century.