Vol. 20 (2012)

El uso de las formas del teatro en el teatro en Los cuernos de don Friolera de Valle-Inclán

Páginas: 39 - 45

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The use of forms of the play within the play in Los cuernos de don Friolera by Valle-Inclán

The purpose of this work is to present different aspects of metatheatrical theory and compare it with its presentation in Los cuernos de don Friolera by Valle-Inclán. This involves not only the explicit illustration of the theatre in the theatre notion, but also the intertextual relationships established between the work of Valle-Inclán and the traditional Spanish drama. The parodic and critical view of the Galician writer on the aspects of honour and its representation in the literature is the cardinal point in the deconstruction of the mythic word of the past where its value could not be underestimated. As a result, Los cuernos de don Friolera are the perfect example of the metatheatre because of the introduction of structural parts which involve the representation itself and the group of explicit and implicit allusions to the literary and cultural aspects of the past generations.