Calderon The Physician of his Honour

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Calderon The Physician of his Honour

Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics


June 27th, 2007

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One of the most intellectually and emotionally engaging of the Spanish Golden Age (seventeenth century) plays, as well as the most controversial. Taking place during the reign of King Pedro of Castile (1350¡1369), it is one of the spectacular 'honour dramas', in which the main characters confront compelling yet conflicting imperatives. The Physician of His Honour is beautiful in its poetry and unsettling in its resolution. For more than 350 years the play and its author have been as fiercely reviled as they have been enthusiastically acclaimed by audiences and readers. First published in 1997, for the second edition the translation has been extensively revised, with the aim of simplifying the English, whilst continuing to respect and acknowledge as much as possible the beauties and challenges of the original Spanish.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Revised Introduction10
The Playwright10
The comedia10
The drama de honor11
The Metaphor24
Historical Contexts and Responses26
Staging and Setting29
Translating and Editing Calderón30
The Edition36
A Word on the Second Edition36
El médico de su honra / The Physician of His Honour44
Primera Jornada Act One45
Segunda Jornada Act Two103
Tercera Jornada Act Three163
Appendix: Honor and Honra in The Physician of His Honour216