Lo Fingido Verdadero (Acting is Believing) [Michael D. McGaha, Lope de Vega] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Lo fingido verdadero de Lope de Vega.” Dir. Claudio Hochman. Comedia Performance: Journal of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Lope de Vega, “Lo fingido verdadero. Acting is Believing”, trans. Michael D. McGaha (Book Review). J. M. RUANO DE LA HAZA.

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Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. It is the Spanish Golden Age play that best exemplifies the world-as-stage metaphor brought to life onstage. In Obras de Lope de Vegaed. The next in line to be emperor, Numerianus, is murdered by Aper, who desires the throne. McGaha’s introduction is a model of succinctness, readability and accuracy.

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In A Companion to Lope de Vegaeds. View freely available titles: During the last few years, a growing number of translations of lesser known Spanish Golden Age plays have appeared on both sides of verdadro Atlantic. You must be logged in to post a comment. Alexander Samson and Jonathan Thacker, pp.

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You must be lopf in to add tags. Diocletian asks Genesius if he is really acting or if he has indeed converted to Christianity, and Genesius becomes ever more impassioned in his love for Christ. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

In this latter venture into the field of translation, we are presented with versadero fine version of Lope de Vega’s Lo fingido verdadero. Trinity University Press, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.


Genesius, executed by the emperor Diocletian for converting to Christianity after portraying a Christian in a play to entertain the Emperor. Acting is Believing review Frederick A. Contact Contact Us Help. This is an assessment that should be taken into account in the debate between those who see Lope as protagonist for the existing regime and those who would move away from such a view explaining that his plays embody the tensions verddadero contradictions inherent in his society.

It is the story of St. Bulletin of the Comediantes. A selective bibliography follows the introduction. In response to this treachery, Diocletian kills Lopr, and is crowned the next emperor.

Genesius dies impaled on a pole, and he remains a devoted Christian in his dying monologue, while his dingido troupe redistribute the roles and plan how they will carry on performing without him.

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Lope dramatises the relationship between religious experience and role play by fusing them into one. Diocletian, having enjoyed the first play, hears that Genesius is an even better actor when playing the part of a Christian, so he orders the troupe to perform again.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Verdadeor. Although many outside the field of the comedia may not know this play, McGaha argues that it is ideally suited to serve as an introduction to this Spanish playwright: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


Lo fingido verdadero

Kenneth Muir and Ann L. Genesius, who converted to Christianity while performing for the emperor Diocletian, and was executed.

It is produced in a clear style and fongido language that makes reading easy without sacrificing accuracy. The translation itself is mainly in prose except for sonnets and songs.

After considering the date of composition, McGaha goes on to discuss dramatic theory as reflected in the play, for Lope here departs from tradition by making Genesius, the lead character, a playwright as well as an actor. It is truly a fine introduction to the comedia, to the playwright and to a play that he sees as an ideal introduction to Lope’s art.

Emilio Cotarelo y Finbido, vol. His pronouncements on theory parallel and even paraphrase, according to McGaha, Lope’s Arte nuevo. This play depicts the Roman martyr Genesius, who is put to death as a Christian convert after playing the role of a Christian for the entertainment of the emperor Diocletian.

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