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TheaTheor - Theorizing the Production of 'Comedia Nueva': The Process of Play Configuration in Spanish Golden Age Theater

10 - Reduced inequalities; Research Projects; 2018; 2019; 2020

The main objective of this project is to reconsider the traditional conception of the individual creation of a theater text and to propose a new theory about the production of 'Comedia Nueva' (1580-1635). This model is going to be established from the information extracted from analyzing a corpus of autograph plays, using palaeographic and codicological knowledge, but also incorporating digital technologies, such as hyperspectral photography. The result will offer a faithful reflection of the production process of Spanish Golden Age Theater, will provide a methodological protocol for the manuscripts analysis through photographic and digital instruments and will allow us to establish active collaboration between playwrights and other agents of the theater system. The project will contribute to research on the formation of European classical theater of the 16th and 17th centuries and will enrich the fields of Modern Literature, History of Theater and Spanish Theater of the Golden Age.

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