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Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
Character´s description and dramatic function
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Character´s description and dramatic function

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Basic description of the character.

Basic description of the character.

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  • 1. Character´s description and dramatic function The gracioso
  • 2. Origins of the gracioso  Slave: from greco-roman comedy   Confidant   Guides of the young masters   Wise men  Figura de donaire: before Lope’s theatre   Cartoon   Arrogant (imitation)   Low social status   Servant
  • 3.   Pastor bobo:   Popular culture   Ignorant   Object of the mocks
  • 4. Gracioso  Composite from the previous characters.  Own characteristics trough the XVI-XVII centuries.  Becomes a stereotype.
  • 5. CharacteristicsEn relación con su amo-Parodia el discurso de los amores y otros actos de su amo.-Parodia del discurso del amo.-Irrespetuoso con su amo.-Se burla del amo en su cara y a sus espaldas.-Es el consejero de su amo, en especial en cuestiones de amor.- Leal a su amo.
  • 6. Descriptores del personaje-Borracho o con fama de borrachón.-Presuntuoso. Se precia de saber mucho cuando no es así.- Se dice políglota.- Se esfuerza por ser gracioso.- Refunfuñón.-Se burla de si mismo si no hay de quien más burlarse.-Desvelo por el dinero.-Preocupación por la comida.- Indiscreto.- Astuto.-Desesperado, colérico. Desesperante y “colerizante”.- Incrédulo.-Busca en todo momento la comodidad física.-Embustero pero sus mentiras son inofensivas.-Cobarde por naturaleza.-Fanfarrón, alardea pero son sólo arranques pasajeros.
  • 7. Representación de valores sociales- Cristiano.- Misógino, clasifica a las mujeres de la misma forma: volubles e indignas.- Amigo de refranes y moralejas.- Con el matrimonio del galán y la dama principales viene el inevitablematrimonio entre los criados.
  • 8. Función dramática-Encargado de recitar los pasajes picantes de la obra.-“Campea” por toda la pieza.- Está estrechamente ligado con los personajes principales de la comedia.- Recita los últimos versos de la comedia.
  • 9. Calderon´s gracioso  Maintains the “typical” characteristics of the stereotype.  Interrupts the plot with his comments and jokes.  Tries to pleasure the characters and the public.  Completely urban character.  Softens the situation with comedy.  Slightly more intelligent character.
  • 10. Other “graciosos”  Figurón: almost but is more like a gracioso with a noble title.  Characters in the Comedia burlesca:   Kings in love with food.   Un-lady like Ladies.   Coward galanes.
  • 11. Dramatic genres  Cape and sword comedy.  Honor comedy.  Mythological comedy.  “Burlesque” comedy.
  • 12. Dramatic actions  Interaction with the public.  Reference to the past (inside the play).  Reference to the past (outside the play/ contextualization).  Misunderstanding.  Addition of information (apart).  Interaction with other characters.
  • 13. Work in progress  Type of participations of the character.  How the context conditions the character´s participations.  Possibilities of the character:   Interactions with other graciosos.   Becoming a “figurón”.   All characters became graciosos.
  • 14. Thank you

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