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Livres de théâtre en Italie et en Espagne au XVIIe siècle : édition, circulation, réception

Abstract : This research studies the diffusion and the reception of printed theater in the 17th century in Italy and Spain, two geographical areas having maintained privileged relations in terms of cultural exchanges since the Renaissance. As the Italian Renaissance drama influenced the birth of the humanistic comedy in Spain in the 16th century, in the same way Spanish drama is adapted and translated by Italian playwrights in the 17th century. The 17th century is also the century when the great Italian and Spanish playwrights know an unequaled success not only on the boards but also on the books pages promoted by printed distribution of their works. In addition, in 17th century throughout Europe, theatrical production increases significantly : the theatrical edition knows a very strong increase. The theater is published in small and large formats, in collections or « separate editions » (e.g. comedia suelta). However this multiplication of theatrical print is not visible with the same intensity in the private libraries of the Spaniards and Italians who lived in 17th century.We study theater as a phenomenon rooted in the social processes of Spain and Italy of the 17th century through the analysis of inventories of private libraries and paratexts of theater books. This approach involves a general question : how did the circulation and editing of theatrical texts in 17th century Europe change the status of the author, the relationship between theater and public (readers and viewers), allowing the developement of new theories and building a conception of printed theater ? The answer to theses questions will allow us to draw an European panorama of the circulation of theater books, ideas and literary influences. In other words, our research bases on two major issues : on the one hand the circulation of printed theater, and on the other, its reception in Spain and Italy of the 17th century.
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Debora Barattin. Livres de théâtre en Italie et en Espagne au XVIIe siècle : édition, circulation, réception. Littératures. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018GREAL017⟩. ⟨tel-02043479⟩



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