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McKendrick, Melveena

Overview
Works: 22 works in 167 publications in 4 languages and 5,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Drama  Entremés (Music)  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PQ6325, 862.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melveena McKendrick
Ferdinand and Isabella by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, who united the country and freed it from the Moors, gave aid to Columbus, ordered the expulsion or conversion of Jews and Moors, and built the framework for modern Spain
The Horizon concise history of Spain by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of Spain's historical development that highlights the individuals and events that have influenced its character, art, and culture
Cervantes by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Spaanse schrijver (1547-1616)
Theatre in Spain, 1490-1700 by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to examine the rise of Spain's extraordinary national theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in all its aspects - the commercial theatre, the court drama and the Corpus autos, the organization of theatrical life, the playhouses themselves and their public, the literary and moral controversies, and the plays as literary texts. The book has been written for students of drama as well as Hispanists: Spanish theatre is set in its national and international context; Spanish titles and theatrical terms are translated. Considerable space has been devoted to the experimental drama of the sixteenth century before Lope de Vega. At the core of the book is a highly distinctive, successful national theatre which mirrored the energies, beliefs and anxieties of a great nation in crisis, yet at the same time granted full expression to the individual genius of its greatest exponents - Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderon de la Barca
Woman and society in the Spanish drama of the golden age; a study of the mujer varonil by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden-Age Spanish drama shows a constant concern with the woman who will not simply accept marriage as her natural role. This was all the more striking in a male-dominant Mediterranean society in an age of rigid social codes. Dr McKendrick's book takes this large theme and analyses it. She shows the identifiable types of mujer varonil portrayed, and the kinds of motivation which the dramatists imagined for them. She traces the literary ancestry of the interest back beyond Lope - though Lope is the principal figure in her account; and she very neatly and convincingly shows the balance of literary convention and human interest involved. The book gives a historic dimension to an interest we think of wrongly as modern, and gives an insight into Spanish social history as well as the drama
Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on contemporary Spanish political philosophy, this study shows that, far from glorifying monarchy and advocating absolutism (the orthodox view in the Hispanic world), Lope's political plays constitute an informed critique of kingship; it challenges the received wisdom that the comedia was an instrument of state and that its playwrights were the conscious propagandists of an aristocratic elite." "With the help of insights and models provided by speech act theory, the stratagems and techniques utilised by Lope to negotiate the path of prudence between the acceptable and the unacceptable in political commentary in the commercial theatre are scrutinised, illustrating how richly-nuanced texts produce not an ideologically monolithic and complacent drama but one which is at once politically anxious and probing."--Jacket
The prodigious magician = El mágico prodigioso by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex religious drama that recounts the legends of Saints Cyprian and Justina of Antioch, the 3rd century martyrs. Part of the second Golden Age of Spanish drama, a work that reveals Calderón de la Barca's poetic word skill, ability with dramatic structure and his philosophical depth
Identities in crisis : essays on honour, gender and women in the comedia by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of Spain by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain : a history by Melveena McKendrick( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the division and strife of the Middle Ages, Spain emerged from behind the Pyrenees to straddle the stage of European politics like some new colossus. Discoverer of a New World, it became the greatest power on earth and created a Golden Age of culture breathtaking in its quality and achievement. Within 150 years, Spain was in a state of decay and fast being left behind by more progressive European nations. Here, from historian Malveena McKendrick, is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire
That Bringas woman by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interludes of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These eight interludes, which Cervantes published in 1615 but never saw performed, are short, comic plays that explore the underbelly of Renaissance Spanish society. Their characters include hillbillies and con artists, pimps and prostitutes, adulterous wives and jealous husbands, and an array of other humorous figures--all of whom Cervantes treats in a critical yet sympathetic way. Although interludes (meant to go between acts of a larger play) tend to be works of light comedy, Cervantes often inbues his with deeper themes"--Page [4] of cover
Los sucesos en Orán por el Marqués de Ardales by Luis Vélez de Guevara( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden-age studies in honour of A.A. Parker by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revealing image : stage portraits in the theater of the Golden Age by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia Calderón : séptimo Coloquio Anglogermano, Cambridge, 1984 : ponencias by Hans Flasche( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in golden-age drama( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin and company : (from the Spanish Merlin e familia i outras historias, 1955) by Alvaro Cunqueiro( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity by Melveena McKendrick( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Congreso Internacional sobre Significados y proyección internacional del Teatro Clásico Español( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Theatre in Spain, 1490-1700
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Woman and society in the Spanish drama of the golden age; a study of the mujer varonilPlaying the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformityThat Bringas womanThe Interludes of CervantesLos sucesos en Orán por el Marqués de ArdalesMerlin and company : (from the Spanish Merlin e familia i outras historias, 1955)Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity
Alternative Names
Mac Kendrick Melveena

MacKendrick Melveena

MacKendrick, Melveena 1941-

Mc Kendrick Melveena

Mc Kendrick, Melveena 1941-

McKendrick, Melveena

McKendrick, Melveena Christine 1941-

McKendrick, Melvina

Languages
English (115)

Spanish (39)

German (6)

Swedish (2)