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Entertainment and Spanish Golden Age: the Lope de Vega´s preceptive as an assumption for a research about Classical Hollywood Cinema

Grant number: 17/14543-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): December 09, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal Investigator:Atílio José Avancini
Grantee:Daniel Augusto Do Nascimento Batista
Supervisor: Gonzalo Ponton Gijon
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:16/03869-6 - Entertainment´s ways: dramaturgical correspondences between Spanish Golden Age and Classical Hollywood Cinema, BP.MS

Abstract

In his "Arte Nuevo de Hacer Comedias en Este Tiempo", Lope de Vega describes aesthetical proceedings, like the mixing of comical and tragic and the primacy of the unity of action, which permeate most of the dramatic works from the Spanish Golden Age and have as goal to delight a vast paying audience. Be it due to the commercial configuration as a masses' spectacle or to the popularizing dramatic forms, the Spanish Golden Age's theatre and the Lope's preceptive work seem to be precious starting points for historical studies about Hollywood Classical Cinema and its narrative, specially its dramatic thinking, represented by the screenwriting manuals. Neverthless, in order to possibilitate the establishment of a valid connection between two art forms so distant in history, it's necessary to better understand the working of this Spanish theatre as a medium of entertainment, a task which is executed by this research.

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