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McKendrick, Melveena

Overview
Works: 22 works in 154 publications in 4 languages and 5,594 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ6325, 946
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melveena McKendrick
The Horizon concise history of Spain by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cervantes by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Ferdinand and Isabella by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 890 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
Woman and society in the Spanish drama of the golden age; a study of the mujer varonil by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 545 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
A concise history of Spain by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identities in crisis : essays on honour, gender and women in the comedia by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spendthrifts by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is set in 1860s Spain. This is the story of a snobbish, mean-spirited petite-bourgeois woman, married to an incredible cheapskate fifteen years her senior. Dona Rosalia Bringas has expensive tastes and buys extravagant dresses on credit. Her indebtedness is furthered by unscrupulous friends who use her shamelessly for their own purposes. The novel is an allegory on the corruption of the Spanish ruling classes
The Interludes of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written a year before his death, Miguel de Cervantes' Entremeses, or collection of short plays, is a fine example of his genius. Oftentimes overlooked, these eight vignettes are funny and touching at the same time. Designed to be performed in between larger acts, they give a glimpse into a world far less glamorous than courtly life. This diverse collection covers such stories as a clever student fooling a gullible husband with tales of magic, and two con artists fooling a town with an invisible pup-pet show. Listeners will laugh out loud at each character' s antics and gain a deeper appreciation of Cervantes' playwriting abilities
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 80 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and English and held by 16 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

"Merlín e familia is a novel structured in a series of fantastic narratives of Galician writer Álvaro Cunqueiro published in 1955. It is set in a parish of Ferrol, San Xoán de Esmelle, where the magician Merlin lives with the protagonist of the novel and his servant, Philip. [It] retakes the mythical figure of the famous magician Merlin and adapts it to a Galician scenario"--Wikipedia (Spanish) in Google translation
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

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

Cervantes (Verbum) by Melveena McKendrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Theatre in Spain, 1490-1700
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 (107)

Spanish (36)

German (5)

Swedish (2)

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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 conformityThe spendthriftsThe 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