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Jose Echegaray was a Spanish scholar and dramatist, born in Madrid about 1835. In 1858 he became professor of mathematics and physics in the School of Engineers in his native city, in which capacity he published many valuable works on science and mathematics. In 1868 he was made minister of commerce, minister of public instruction in 1873, and minister of finances in the fJose Echegaray was a Spanish scholar and dramatist, born in Madrid about 1835. In 1858 he became professor of mathematics and physics in the School of Engineers in his native city, in which capacity he published many valuable works on science and mathematics. In 1868 he was made minister of commerce, minister of public instruction in 1873, and minister of finances in the following year. It is by his dramatic works, however, that he is best known, both at home and abroad. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1904....

Title : The Great Galeoto: Folly or Saintliness (Two Plays)
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ISBN : 9781410106117
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Number of Pages : 236 Pages
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The Great Galeoto: Folly or Saintliness (Two Plays) Reviews

  • S Cearley
    2019-04-08 02:28

    I could make an academic argument for El gran Galeoto being the birth of the Telenovela. Echegaray's stage directions are written to have actors act in that hammy, soap opera style (and on many cases have some bizarre instructions that I cannot imagine are visible to the audience from the stage, such as having a book open to a certain page). This play was his most successful, and probably the one he won for (before WWII the literature Nobel was generally for a specific work, like in the other categories). Much like a telenovela, the play is about gossip ruining a happy rich man with no ill effects on those who did the gossiping. And his hot wife who is half his age (literally; stage directions are that he is 40 and she is 20) ends up going off with the guy gossip said she was planning on running away with because the old man (eventually) kills himself over the gossip. No, really. She watches him die and says that she way as well do what everyone thinks rather than, oh, fight social norms. Maintain social norms, gossip is always right. Theme of the play.