Resumen del Libro
Agustin Moreto (1618-1669) was one of the most acclaimed playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age, his fame equaling that of authors as Calderon de la Barca.However, only two of Moretos famous plays ? El lindo don Diego and El desden, con el desden ? are available in modern editions. The present volume is a critical edition of Los enga?os de un enga?o , one of many Golden Age comedies left unpublished for many years until now. The modern reader wishing to become acquainted with baroque theatre will find here an excellent starting point, as this is a typical cloak and dagger comedy, including all the basic elements of the genre expressed with the formal and linguistic simplicity characteristic of Moretos texts, and since most of the plays familiar to a seventeenth century audience were more similar to Los enga?os de un enga?o than to La vida es sue?o , this edition will contribute to therevision of current theories on Golden Age comedy.Tania de Miguel Magros ample and detailed notes take into account the needs both of the Spanish student and of the specialized critic, while the foreword provides a general understanding of the times, the genre and the author, as well as analysis and interpretation of the play. This edition constitutes a great basis for a fresh approach to Spanish Golden Age courses, and suggests interesting comparisons between the realities of the 17th century (as depicted in this play) and the idealized images provided by more sophisticated plays of that time.