Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28060 - Spanish Theatre: Topics and Genres II
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
4 and 3
Second semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

See "Learning activities " and "Syllabus".

More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

  • Theoretical lectures.
  • Practical lectures.
  • Individual work.
  • Personal study.
  • Assessment activities.

5.3. Syllabus

Syllabus (or programme)


Instrumenta. Spanish theatrical documentation. Major public and private collections: struggling with nationalism and collecting.

Introduction: “extensive” theatrical genres. Poetics by Aristotle and its legacy. New traditions: Isabelline theatre and the new Spanish comedy. Modern drama and its crisis: drama and the novel; poetry and drama. Two theatre models from the 20th century: the Brechtian model and the Artaudian model.

Spanish comedy. Theatrical theory and practice in the 17th century.

Tragedy and neo-classical comedy. Popular genres: from magic comedy to melodrama. Diderot and bourgeois drama. El sí de las niñas.

The “Preface” to Cromwell, by Victor Hugo. The Duke of Rivas: Don Álvaro o la Fuerza del Sino.

From high comedy to realist drama. Naturalism in the Theatre, by Emile Zola. The realist novel and drama. The theatre of Benito Pérez Galdós: Realidad.

Poetry and drama. The poetic drama from modernism to the avant-gardes. The theatre of Federico García Lorca: Bodas de sangre.

Tragedy and drama in the post-war period and in the transition to democracy. The Theatre and Its Double, by A. Artaud. El Sueño de la razón. La taberna fantástica.

Frontier theatre forms: from the transition to post-modernism. The comedy of the transition. José Sanchis Sinisterra and the teatro fronterizo (frontier theatre).

5.4. Course planning and calendar

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza ( and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes:; Examination schedule:

More information will be provided on the first day of class.