When Catalinon questions Don Juan’s determination to seduce Aminta, he makes it clear that his father is the king’s favourite (Act III, ll. María. Doña Ana – noble woman and don Gonzalo’s daugther; is engaged to Don Juan for a time (but the engagement is broken off); is in love with her cousin the Marquis de la Mota 2. And when it comes to the peasant girl Aminta, betrothed to Batricio, Don Juan enjoys the thought of the cruel laughter she will be exposed to: “Tomorrow she will be “dead” from the laughter [as a result] of this ‘trick’,” (ll. Portuguese galleons. The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guestby Tirso de MolinaTHE LITERARY WORK A tragic play set in Naples, Tarragona, Seville, and Dos Hermanas during the fourteenth century; published in Spanish (as El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra) c. 1630, In English in 1923.SYNOPSIS Source for information on The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest: World Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable … In Naples, Don Juan’s uncle and Spanish ambassador, Don Pedro, lies to the king and even implicates the innocent Octavio in the seduction of Isabela (Act I, ll.149-50). The Trickster of Seville is a play written by Spanish playwright Tirso de Molina, which premiered sometime between 1616 and 1630. Day 7. In other words, to dishonour a daughter, fiancée, wife or any woman under a man’s protection was to dishonour that man. (Both women might be criticised as naïve or gullible, but –it should be remembered— Don Juan is a diabolical figure gifted with extraordinary persuasive powers.). Please enable Cookies and reload the page. The king unravels the tricks of Don Juan, and true lovers are reunited at last. Defourneaux, Marcelin Daily Life in Spain in the Golden Age  Stanford, California 1979 Precursors and the “Problem of Spain.”. Madrid. Often seen as a distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism, the argument was also fought out in Catholic circles particularly between the Jesuits and the Dominicans, the former favouring free will and the latter leaning more towards predestination. Velázquez’s Early Years and Seville, 1599-1623. Las Meninas. Romances of Chivalry. Velázquez: From Seville to Madrid (The Court) 1623-31. Act I. Moliere’s. Romanesque in Aragón, Navarra, Castile-León, Renaissance Architecture in 16th-Century Spain. Day 17 Sos and Leyre Monastery, Travel 2013 Day 18. 1313-18), or even better as “The Great Seducer of Spain” (l. 1281) as Catalinón, his servant, puts it. Benassar, Bartolome The Spanish Character: Attitudes and Mentalities from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century Los Angeles, London  1979 Guzmán de Alfarache. Around 1612-1625.. A play attributed to Tirso de Molina, which introduces the character of 'Don Juan', who went on to become one of the great icons of Spanish theatre.. Official information on culture in Spain. characterization of Don Juan. Abd al-Rahman III. Characters: Bernarda. Golden Age Religious Painting and Flemish Influence. Sonnet 23. Quevedo. In this version the drama is heightened by Don Juan’s attractive qualities—his lively character, arrogant courage, and sense of humor (his ways of seducing women). Generation of 1898. ... who works as a barber in Seville, is occasionally employed by the Count. Bermejazo platero de las cumbres. 1574-78). Like his literary contemporary Don Quixote, Don Juan did achieve his wish to become famous, although thanks more to later versions than to Tirso’s original. Regional Autonomy. Poema de Mío Cid: Is the Cid Spain’s Hero? The count, Don Juan Tenorio, a member of the nobility, is the “Trickster of Seville”, the seducer who lures women to have sex with him through lust and marriage promises. Through Tirso’s tragedy, Don Juan became an archetypcal character in the West, as familiar as Don Quixote, Hamlet,…. Later, however, when Octavio learns the identity of man who dishonoured him (i.e. El burlador de Sevilla, ed. Law. Aminta gets a similar promise: “I swear by this hand [of yours my] lady/ … /to carry out my word” (Act III, ll. By birth, he is noble; however, his conduct is anything but honourable. Guzman de Alfarache. Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez. Velázquez: Las Meninas (1656) and Reality. Góngora. Generation of 1898. Second Spanish Republic. Tirso De Molina: the Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest (El Burlador De Sevilla Y El Convidado De Piedra) (Hispanic Classics) by Tirso De Molina (1986) Paperback Gaudí. It became a major theme of Spanish drama (the comedia) of the period and one particularly favoured by Lope de Vega, Spain’s most famous dramatist of the period, and plays a prominent role in one of his most famous dramas, Fuenteovejuna. Octavio, for example, expresses his fears to his servant, Ripio, as follows: Later, Don Gonzalo angrily confronts Don Juan upon hearing Ana screams that she has been betrayed and her honour is at risk: **The allusion to Cupid is deliberate. • 1897. León. His road to fame is founded squarely on his success in depriving his victims of honour, one of the most potent … Copyright © 2009 Spain Then and Now. Gaudí’s El Capricho. Al-Andalus. Velázquez. By birth, he is noble; however, his conduct is anything but honourable. Characters: Bernarda’s Daughters. Second Spanish Republic. El Burlador de Sevilla/ The Trickster of Seville. The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest (Spanish: El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra) is a play by Tirso de Molina, published in Spain around 1630 and set in the 14th century. Nov 1933-Feb 1936. Summary. Gies, David T. ed. Velázquez and Classical Mythology. Spanish Ballads. 2098-2205) and Duke Octavio (Act II, ll.1095-1125) seek legal redress by appealing to the king of Spain. An Authoritarian’s Nightmare. La prudencia en la mujer (1634; “Prudence in Woman”) figured among Spain’s greatest historical dramas, as did El condenado por desconfiado (1635; The Doubter Damned) among theological plays. Many of the themes in Don Juan Tenorio are focused on religion. Warminster, Aris and Phillips . The Trickster of Seville is thoroughly representative of the drama of Spain's Golden Age: a drama of fast-moving action which set its face against classical precepts, broke the unities of time and place, cheerfully mixed the serious and the comic, combined main and sub-plots, and cultivated Spanish subjects and Spanish characters. Introduction and Language. Arab Moorish Influence on Agriculture in Al-Andalus. Santillana to Oviedo. Don Juan’s friends (and victims! A trickster of the highest order, Figaro is a glib liar. Octavio, for example, expresses his fears to his servant, Ripio, as follows: “Concerns about Isabela/ worry me, my friend,/ … / my body is never at peace/ guarding whether absent or present (i.e. Inside the Great Mosque of Córdoba, Spain. The Catholic Church after the Spanish Civil War. He lies and schemes and his promises are hollow. and trans. …Gabriel Téllez), first dramatized the Don Juan legend in his Burlador de Sevilla (1630; “The Trickster of Sevilla”). Its title varies according to the English translation, and it has also been published under the titles The Seducer of Seville and the Stone Guest and The Playboy of Seville and the Stone Guest. He claims that “. 1961-62) and charged with dispelling justice. Politics. 172-76). Salazar Rincón, Javier El mundo social del “Quijote”  Madrid 1986 This item: Tirso de Molina: The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest (Hispanic Classics/Golden Age Drama) by Gwynne Edwards Paperback $25.00 Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Cloudflare Ray ID: 618447c908edea59 Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Arab and Moorish Influence on Spanish Food. Córdoba’s Mosque: Muslim Calligraphy and Christian Imagery. 1599-1623. Alemán. Acts II and III. Second Spanish Republic. [The fact that El Burlador’s action is set chronologically in the 14th century is a distancing technique to avoid implicating contemporary nobility or royalty directly.]. everyone will laugh at her). The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest (Spanish: El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra) is a play written by Tirso de Molina. The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest - Wikipedia El burlador de Sevilla is the source of the myth of the iconic lover Don Juan. distress he causes! San Juan de la Cruz . Don Juan dies in the grip of the ghost. True, Don Juan is a tricky character, but his preferred “tricks” consist of seducing women and dishonouring them regardless of their status. 10th Century. Poema or Cantar de Mío Cid (Song of the Cid). Overview (2). 1928-29). **Tisbea is the only one of the seduced females who does not have a male protector. Set in the 14th century, the play is the earliest fully developed dramatisation of the Don Ju… Spanish Ballads. Later, Don Gonzalo angrily confronts Don Juan upon hearing Ana screams that she has been betrayed and her honour is at risk: “Traitor, you have toppled/ the barbican (part of a castle’s fortification in front of the gatehouse) [which protects] the tower of my honour/ keeper of life itself”  (Act II, ll. Only the king’s intervention prevents the drawing of blood and only he can satisfy Octavio’s pride (by arranging an appropriate marriage for him). Don Juan and Honour. Pamplona. History of Early Christian kingdoms. Romanesque Architecture. Spain. Conversos and Moriscos: Tyranny of Food. Summary. Edición de Francisco Florit Durán, catedrático de Literatura Española de la Universidad de Murcia. Regeneration and Restoration1902-23. The defence of a woman’s honour –and by extension her protector’s honour– is metaphorically expressed in military terms. Bacchus. The drama’s power comes from its rapid pace. Molina, Tirso de. The The Barber of Seville Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Introduction. Don Quixote. 1880-81). Velázquez. Lorca. Velázquez (1599-1660). Your IP: 144.217.178.226 Madrid.1631-60. Lorca. He has appeared in drama (e.g. The play was first published in Spain around 1630, though it may have been performed as early as 1616. Llama de amor viva. Don Quixote and the Real World. History of Spain.18th Century. Military Reform June 1931-November 1933. 2016. Zorrilla's Don JuanTenorio shifts away from the moralistic theme of Tirso de Molina's play. Restoration 1900-1923. She places her faith in her freedom from love. Lorca. The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest ( Spanish: El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra) is a play written by Tirso de Molina. The Rokeby Venus. The king of Spain even elevates Don Juan to count (of Lebrija (Act III, l. 2497) because of the influence of Don Diego (Don Juan’s father,  (Act III, ll. A 19th century version, Don Juan Tenorio (1844) by José Zorrilla (1817-1893) –in which a repentant Don Juan is saved through the undying love of the dead Inés– became immensely popular. Unions and Forces of Order. Las Hilanderas or The Fable of Arachne. Navarre. History of the Jews and Conversos in Spain. Day 2. He boasts that “Seville loudly proclaims me,/ as the Seducer … (l. 1313) and later predicts that his seduction of Dona Ana “will be a really famous trick” (l. 1477). History, Content, Significance. [1] Evidence suggests that it was the first written version of the Don Juan legend. New Epic or Novel? 1660+). Overview. 1951-53) (i.e. Spanish Civil War. Information on The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest by Tirso de Molina. Second Spanish Republic. Often seen as a distinction between Catholicism and Protestantism, the argument was also fought out in Catholic circles particularly between the Jesuits and the Dominicans, the former favouring free will and the latter leaning more towards predestination. He is a liar, bully (threatens to kill Batricio Act III, ll. Garcilaso. “I am a nobleman/ head of the ancient Tenorio family,” (Act III, ll. Argoños. 1313-18), or even better as “The Great Seducer of Spain” (l. 1281) as Catalinón, his servant, puts it. Italy. Of the various strands of honour that appear in Golden Age comedia (e.g. killing the offender. Cervantes: What is it about the title “Don Quixote”? Classification. The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature  Cambridge 2009 Spain after the Civil War. Ziryab (789-857) and Spanish Food, Fashion and Etiquette. Day 16. He manages to escape only thanks to the help of his uncle, the Spanish ambassador. February 1936-July 1936. Mischievously, even maliciously he, indiscriminately and is indifferent to the pain and, confusion he causes. Casas Viejas, January 1933. 996-97). Velázquez. La Celestina. Don Quixote and the Real World. Vulcan. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Córdoba and Culture. Spain. Spanish Society as Depicted in The Trickster of Seville by Tirso de Molina: Women’s Position, Politics and Religion as Depicted in the Play I. San Baudelio. 15th Century. History of the Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain. The play was first published in Spain around 1630, though it may have … Cuando me paro … Analysis. Spanish Civil War: An Overview of the Causes. In the 16th century, Cupid, disobeys his elders (even the king), pursues his, victims indiscriminately and is indifferent to the. Overview. Life and Fame. The Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War. Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum. and trans. Don Juan and Honour/ Dishonour. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. El Escorial. Alfonso X. El Sabio: Histories and Translations. His arrows are his seductive words, his blindness is to the moral, ethical and theological. Gwynne Edwards [bilingual edition in … 2016. 941-43). Vision of St. John. Gwynne Edwards [bilingual edition in English and Spanish]. He claims that “My greatest pleasure/ is to seduce a woman/ and leave her without honour” (ll. Analysis. Lost honour could be recovered legally or by challenging and (hopefully!) Prelude to Civil War. General Miguel Primo de Rivera: The Rise of a Dictator. 1986. Introduction and Status Symbol. Characters: Pepe el Romano. The inference is clear, and points to corruption within the court. A Gem of Mozarabic Architecture. Isabela, Tisbea (Act III, ll. He lies and schemes and his promises are hollow. Plateresque Style in Spain’s Golden Age Architecture. Day 14 Segovia El Burgo de Osma, Travel 2013 Day 15 Berlanga, Baudelio, Gormaz, Travel 2013. Agrarian Reform June 1931-November 1933. Transition to Provisional Government. Burgo de O to Sos del Rey, Travel 2013. Sources: The Monarchy. Garcilaso de la Vega. Mythology. San Juan de la Cruz: Noche oscura. ************************ La Mezquita. Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. All Rights Reserved. Life is a Dream. …personality in the tragic drama El burlador de Sevilla (1630; “The Seducer of Seville,” translated in The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest ), attributed to the Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina. The Trickster of Seville by Tirso de Molina as a play that both questions and reflects the society in which it is created B. Alemán. The Church June 1931-November 1933. 20th Century. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. 2032-33) he boasts to Aminta, when persuading her to surrender to him. Velázquez’s Early Paintings. [For a summary of the play, click here.]. 2438-10). He swears he will marry Tisbea: Behind the sexual proclivities of these characters, and Don Juan’s seductions, there is a critique of the honour code and a scathing swipe at aristocratic values and court favouritism. The House of Bernarda Alba. La Vida es Sueño. Casa Batlló, Park Güell, La Pedrera. The Upstairs World of Calisto and Melibea. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Don Juan’s moral compass is severely twisted, despite the veneer of dashing individualism and admirable bravado that Romanticism has showered upon him. Moliere’s Dom Juan, 1665, George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, 1903), poetry (Lord Byron’s epic satire Don Juan 1819-1824), opera (Mozart’s Don Giovanni, 1787). Second Spanish Republic. Persuading her to surrender to him ethical and theological the trickster of seville analysis 1630, Castile-León, Renaissance Architecture in 16th-Century Spain Hero. 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