El teatro clásico español en Alemania
Cuatro siglos y veinte años de recepción
This article seeks to give a first and comprehensive impression on the different stages of translations from Spanish Baroque theatre into German. While in the 17th and 18th centuries that contact is usually established through Dutch, Italian and French translations, it is at the beginning of the 19th century that key figures of the German Romanticism translate theatrical plays of the Spanish Baroque with a strong focus on formal aspects and philological accuracy. Nevertheless, this article shows that the first contacts between Golden Age theatre and Germany are much older than generally assumed and that the influence of Calderón and Lope on the creation of a German theatre tradition might be much stronger than it is commonly thought. Therefore, this article calls for a more profound study of the circulation of Spanish Golden Age theatre in Europe.