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García Gutiérrez: el dramaturgo, el poeta, el escritor

García Gutiérrez: el dramaturgo, el poeta, el escritor

Coordinación Académica:

Academic Coordinator:
Alberto Romero Ferrer (University of Cádiz)

Speakers:
Alberto Romero Ferrer (University of Cádiz)
Andrés Peláez Martín (National Theatre Museum)
Javier Huerta Calvo (Madrid Theatre Institute - University Complutense)
Enrique Rubio Cremades (University of Alicante)
Alberto González Troyano (University of Sevilla)
Gregorio Torres Nebrera (University of Extremadura)
Jesús Rubio Jiménez (University of Zaragoza)

 


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Chapter 0. García Gutiérrez. Introduction by Alberto Romero Ferrer


Alberto Romero Ferrer, course coordinator and lecturer at the University of Cádiz, presents the structure and contents of the course.


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Chapter 1. Bibliographic Session


Alberto Romero Ferrer (University of Cádiz), reports the most relevant literature on GG. Dividing his speech into several groups according to the type of reference: 1) commentary of a general bibliography of     bibliographical Works and catalogues; 2) commentary of the editions in plays and poetry of GG; c) on general studies around the romantic drama; d) commentary of the monographic bibliography on GG.

 


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Chapter 2. The scenography of the great romantic drama



The Director of the National Theatre Museum, Andrés Peláez Martín, provides an overview of the importance and evolution of theatrical scenography in the nineteenth century, experiencing a deep reform from the incorporation of painted backdrop in the early years of the nineteenth century and its influence on the consolidation of the romantic drama. It then analyzes the presence of Italian artists in the Teatro Real in Madrid, and finally the presence of Giorgio Busato, who collaborates with Amalio Fernández, whose interesting set designs lead to modernization of Spanish scenography and internationalization of it. Among his designs are some of El trovador. This lesson is based on a large graphic materials from the National Theatre Museum.


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Chapter 3. How was the premiere of El Trovador?



Javier Huerta Calvo, Professor of Spanish Literature at the Complutense University and Director of the ITEM (Instituto del Teatro de Madrid), makes a statement of teaching based on the circumstances that explain the great romantic drama premiere of Antonio García Gutiérrez: theater, entrepreneur, actors, critics ...  Following the speaker propose a practice reading of El trovador with special attention to its staging. The lesson is divided into the following sections: a) the preceding and the environment; b) reading of the drama: The title and subtitle; c) structure thereof; d) action; e) staging; and f) conclusions section.


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Chapter 4. Other dramas and comedies of García Gutiérrez



Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Alicante, Enrique Rubio Cremades, very systematically analyzes the broad dramatic corpus of García Gutiérrez, except El Trovador. In this lesson classifies and studies the rest of his copious theatrical production, from translations, adaptations and absolutely free versions of foreign works, until the original plays, including also non-represented ones. Rubio Cremades analyzes with special caution its major dramas: El paje, El tesorero del rey, Simón Bocanegra, Venganza catalana and Juan Lorenzo.


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Chapter 5. García Gutiérrez, author of zarzuelas and parodies



The course coordinator, Alberto Romero Ferrer, makes an analysis about the other facets wich  seek to complete the figure of the writer García Gutiérrez, mainly considered one of the best playwrights of his time, from the other side also as a comedic playwright and author of zarzuela. It especially studies the comic offspring of El Trovador in the tradition of the Spanish theatrical parody, which has in the nineteenth century and especially in the romantic drama one of his most intense and basic references, inside the of the dramatic production in the nineteenth century.

 

 


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Chapter 6. From the dramatic text to the opera libretto: García Gutiérrez's work



Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Sevilla, Alberto González Troyano, analyzes the role performed by the librettos in the creation of an opera. Converted the music in a privileged factor, the literary contribution has been relegated to an ancillary function. However, without this stimulating pattern, composers wouldn´t count on the necessary starting point to design and execute their work. This lesson aims to study the dramas native to García Gutiérrez to check the transformations suffered up to become the basis of two major operas of Verdi: a musician who knew how to find and appreciate literary texts that allowed him to compose several musical pieces from the Spanish dramatist.


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Chapter 7. García Gutiérrez in the canon of Romantic poetry



Gregorio Torres Nebrera, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Extremadura, presents in this lesson a didactic and practical tour above the work as a poet of García Gutiérrez, both in regard to lyric poetry as narrative. The contents of the two books of poems published by García Gutiérrez in 1840 and 1842 are discussed along with a series of texts that the poet was writing years later, some of them with interesting political repercussions.


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Chapter 8. Popular poetry and García Gutiérrez



Jesús Rubio Jiménez, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Zaragoza, develops in this lesson a monographic study of García Gutiérrez ideas regarding the Spanish tradition of popular poetry, from his Discourse of Join in the RAE (Real Academia Española). This ideas had to be related to the debate around the popular tradition that shakes the intellectual classes of Romanticism to the work of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer.


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