El delincuente honrado (Spanish Edition) [Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El delincuente honrado. Some years ago J. Polt drew attention to Jovellanos’ description of his play El delincuente honrado as a “comedia tierna” or “drama sentimental. If comedy. El delincuente honrado by Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos at – ISBN – ISBN – CreateSpace Independent.

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Like the French drames with which it must be grouped, it belongs to a school without direct posterity 61 de,incuente like them, it retains considerable interest as an experiment in a freer theater with social implications.

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (Author of El Delincuente Honrado)

Each converses with his servant and makes a point of looking at his watch. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. The figure of the king in El delincuente honrado is that envisaged by Montesquieu: When Jovellanos came to Seville, he found himself in a position of some importance which was thrust on him rather suddenly. In the meantime, Don Justo, the judge, has gradually realized that the accused is his son.

The essentially revolutionary aspect of El delincuentethat which sharply distinguishes it from the neoclassic drama, also differentiates it from the Romantic theater. It will be seen that the correspondence between Mercier’s play and Jovellanos’ is extremely close in the general outline of plot, in the wording of at least one scene, in some details, and in the dual roles assigned to the two chief characters morally innocent criminal, father-judge.

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These scenes are described in some detail, with indications as to the presence of furniture, books, etc. The demands of this honor must delicnuente be complied with, all the more rigorously when they are not in accord with the laws.

Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. The two plays have in common a sentimental, tearful tone, and a conviction on the part of the protagonist that he is the victim of an adverse destiny Durimel is not, like Torcuato, illegitimate; the effect of the recognition under peculiarly painful circumstances is much the same as in El delincuentehowever.


Similarly, in El delincuente honradoTorcuato is led off to be executed; and the shouts of the crowd and delnicuente ringing of the bell convince the assembled characters that he has died. In the preceding pages we have attempted to review the nature jove,lanos Jovellanos’ play, its sources, and the circumstances of its composition.

Prior to his arrival inhe had received the first tonsure; he was, however, also learned in humane letters and devoted to the theater. When informed of Anselmo’s sacrifice, he does not hesitate to confess honraado crime. There is no question of a conflict in him between public obligation and paternal affection.

While bewailing the fate that tears him from his wife, he does not hesitate to leave her. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication.

El delincuente honrado : comedia

Such translations, especially popular in the royal theaters of the Sitioscatered to the neoclassic taste for French drama and opened for Jovellanos, as for any cultured amateur of his day, possibilities other than the imitation of the comedia. Si le prince savoit! From the above it will have become clear that El delincuente honrado corresponds very closely to a specific period in the intellectual and literary history of Western Europe, a period of optimism in which Reason, guided by a sentimental compassion for the misfortunes of men, was deemed a sufficient tool for the betterment of the world.

These details, together with the similarity of titles, may indicate a direct relationship between the two plays; but they are not conclusive The basic conflict of the play must, however, be sought on a level entirely different from the sentimental one we have heretofore observed.

Jovellanos thought of the theater as primarily an aristocratic pastime, an amusement for the idle rich, designed to instruct them and keep them from less desirable activities Email address subscribed successfully.

The works of Voltaire were for bidden in toto by the Inquisition of Toledo inthis prohibition extending even to those who had dispensation to read forbidden books; although by one of those curious quirks of the censorial mind, translations of his plays were tolerated if the author’s name was not mentioned But while the possibility of royal jovellaons is thus hinted at, it is not realized; and Durimel is led out to execution.


The play’s five acts are in prose, with a fairly close adherence to the three unities of the neoclassic stage.

Jovellanos ” El Delincuente honrado” | Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

On almost every point, Jovellanos’ play complies with this honraco of the genre. We may question the simplicity of his plot; but we must grant him success in every other respect, especially in the avoidance of the comic and in the reliance on pantomime and tableaux. Drumbeats and shots are heard from off-stage, announcing, like the knocks of Le Philosophe and the bell of El delincuentethe death of the victim. But the play is also an exercise in a new genre, and an exercise intended for private perusal.

Jovellanos thus followed the dramatic theories of Diderot and borrowed heavily for his own work from Diderot’s most famous drame and from the works of others who, directly or indirectly, acknowledged Diderot as their master It seems more than likely that from him and his circle Jovellanos received his introduction to the thought of the Enlightenment, as well as to its favorite artists and artistic forms. Don Pablo de Deloncuenteborn in Lima, was, during Jovellanos’ stay in Seville, asistente of that city, then the greatest in Spain, with delincuentee population of more than His opinions and Justo’s increase the piquancy of their situations.

Of Diderot’s dramatic productions, Le Fils naturel is that most frequently mentioned in connection with Jovellanos, and justifiably so. In their anxiousness to acquire Jovellanos, at least posthumously, as an adherent of jovellamos causes, the perpetually opposed ideological camps of nineteenth-century Spain resorted to quite liberal interpretations of every possible word of Jovellanos’ which might lend credibility to their claims.