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Algunos aspectos barrocos en la comedia de Lope de Vega El piadoso veneciano

Christian Andrès    Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France    



El piadoso veneciano (1599-1608) is a beautiful and tragic play of love and honour, situated in 16th century Venice. In that play, Lope de Vega emphasizes several Baroque aspects. Among these are plot elements (one attempted rape, one homicide in a duel, etc.), and metaphors emblematic of the Baroque mentality, such as doubt and disillusionment. This paper will analyze a few of the metaphors. First, we will examine metaphors which refer to Venice, such as the isle and the lagoon. Second, the paper will scrutinize the role of Lucinda who turns up for the date with Fulgencio, in a gondola, with her golden hair floating in the wind, as if she were a Venitian Venus. In this case, Lope could be inspired by some engravings of Giacomo Franco, and beautiful ladies painted by Tiziano. Taking into the account to the style, poetics, as well as the generic conventions of a typical Baroque play, this study will show that El piadoso veneciano is an accomplished Baroque drama of Lope de Vega worthy of further study.  

14 Giugno 2016
16 Novembre 2015

Keywords: Tragic playEl piadoso venecianoHonourMetaphorsLoveGiacomo Franco

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