El anzuelo de Fenisa. Fenisa’s Hook, or Fenisa the Hooker. (review). D. W. Cruickshank. Bulletin of the Comediantes, Volume 41, Number 2, Winter , pp. Lope de Vega is the world’s most prolific dramatist, and only a small fraction of his plays are available in English. This Golden Age play, which is based on a. El Anzuelo de Fenisa by Lope De Vega, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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El Anzuelo de Fenisa by Lope de Vega

Professor Gitlitz argues in his introduction that the Spanish Golden-Age plays which are best known to today’s readers tend to misrepresent to us the mainstream of dramatic production of the period, which consisted of a substantial proportion of romantic comedies. I am not sure, either, that the best way to deal with Fabio’s immensely difficult “Italian” is to leave so much of it as it is. Want to Read saving….

El anzuelo de Fenisa is a play ed by the Spanish playwright Lope de Vega. It can be claimed that Golden-Age plays are already sufficiently fantastical for a modern audience to manage without the verse. May 04, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: As Professor Gitlitz says p. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


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To ask other readers questions about El Anzuelo de Fenisaplease sign up. As this play belongs to Qnzuelo early forties, it uses eight different verseforms. Bilingual edition with introduction. This early seventeenth-century play centers around a woman’s schemes and a man’s revenge and engages in multiple plots of intrigue, love, and role reversal. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with ell, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

T First and foremost, this is a very cumbersome and confusing play. You know, the kind in which the bad guy, who seems to finally have begun to gain a feniwa smidge of humanity, gets their comeuppance at the end and everyone else walks off happily into the sunset. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Fenisa, having once been jilted, regards men only as creatures to be preyed on, until she meets the disguised Dinarda and falls for “him.

El Anzuelo de Fenisa

I admire Professor Gitlitz for his verbal dexterity, Reviews but I remain unconvinced by his arguments on this score. Each main character has at least one supporting character equivalent to the servantand these roles could be greatly diminished.

In the end, Dinarda finds and marries her Albano, while Fenisa is left without a spouse and without money. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fenisa’s Hook, or Fenisa the Hooker.


Campuzano You’ll soon have gold in buckets. View freely available titles: His argument that verse was meant to separate stage speech from everyday reality is a strong one, but retaining metre and rhyme invariably leads to a less literal translation.

First and foremost, this is a very cumbersome and confusing play. But, she is more than a courtesan; she is a woman who delights in taking revenge on all men for having been betrayed by her first love.

With a slightly smaller cast, pared down text, and clearer plotting, I think it has the potential to be a very funny, lighthearted show. Refresh and try again. El anzuelo de Fenisa. As is noted by the previous reader, much of this would translate better pun intended to the stage, as opposed to simply into an English printed text.

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