Del escenario a la pantalla

By María Asunción Gómez

Del escenario a la pantalla

232 pp., 6 x 9, 14 halftones, appends., bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9269-5
    Published: January 2000

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies

This book, written in Spanish, explores an understudied aspect of Hispanic culture: the relationship between dramatic texts and their cinematic adaptations. It examines the transposition of form and ideology in cinematic versions of twentieth-century Spanish plays by Carlos Arniches, Ramón del Valle Inclán, Federico García Lorca, Victor Ruíz Iriarte, Antonio Buero Vallejo, Fernando Fernán Gómez, and José Sanchis Sinisterra.

The matters addressed include a historic overview of the relationship between cinema and theater in Spain, a comparative study of the principles governing these two media, the use of self-reflexivity and metatextual strategies, and the transposition of ideology during critical periods of modern Spanish history, as well as the construction of the female subject, the relationship between power structures and gender difference, and the representation of woman as a spectacle/commodity in selected film adaptations of Spanish plays.