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dc.contributor.advisorBlackwell, Frieda Hilda.
dc.contributor.authorSchirding, Elizabeth D.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-03T21:47:56Z
dc.date.available2007-12-03T21:47:56Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.date.issued2007-12-03T21:47:56Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5087
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 57-61).en
dc.description.abstractLiterary critics have long recognized Enrique Jardiel Poncela (1901-1952) as a precursor to the Theater of the Absurd, but many discount his works, asserting that they provide nothing more than ridiculous word games and hilarious character types. Critics have not concentrated on the satirical and existential elements present beneath the seemingly-innocent façade of the nonsensical. Two of his productions in particular, Eloísa está debajo de un almendro (1940) and Los ladrones somos gente honrada (1941), provide harsh criticism of the postwar experience, although Spanish critics have never acknowledged the connections. This work attempts to fill in the gaps left by most contemporary scholars. Whether or not intentional on the part of the playwright, these two plays subtly blame the Franco regime for the confusion and devastation which followed the outbreak of the Civil War (1936-1939). My research focuses upon Jardiel’s theatrical conceptions and analysis of these plays and their social implications.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Elizabeth D. Schirding.en
dc.format.extentvi, 61 p.en
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dc.format.extent261296 bytes
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectJardiel Poncela, Enrique, 1901-1952 -- Criticism and interpretation.en
dc.subjectJardiel Poncela, Enrique, 1901-1952. Elóisa está debajo de un almendro.en
dc.subjectJardiel Poncela, Enrique, 1901-1952. Ladrones somos gente honrada.en
dc.subjectSpanish drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.en
dc.titleTheatrical renovation and social criticism in the post-war plays of Enrique Jardiel Poncela.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentSpanish.en


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