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Audience and Authority in the Modernist Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca by C.C. Soufas

Audience and Authority in the Modernist Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca


Audience and Authority in the Modernist Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca by C.C. Soufas

This work charts Lorca's specific attitudes towards theatre in relation to his historic audience. The author provides a reading of Lorca's theatre from the vantage point of Modernist aesthetics as well as historical performance dynamics.


Soufas undertakes the important but difficult task of discovering a unifying aesthetic project that underlies all of Lorca's disparate theatrical production, from the puppet farces, to the unpresentable plays, to the well-known canonical works, by looking at the way the dramas address the questions of authority and audience. Reed Anderson, Miami University

With a thorough familiarity and grasp of previous Lorcan scholarship (a real achievement in itself!), the author goes on to challenge successfully the sometimes narrow focus of that scholarship and to search for creative authority over the course of his career until his death. The result is a worthy contribution to the understanding of a major world dramatist. Marion Peter Holt, City University of New York

About the Author

C. Christopher Soufas is a Professor of Spanish at Duke University.

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Publication date

30th April 1996


C.C. Soufas

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The University of Alabama Press


208 pages


Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Theatre studies



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