AuthorAbraham, James Thorp
Williamsen, Amy R.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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Abstract"Los espanoles en Chile: A Distributed Multimedia Edition" joins computer technology and the comedia to produce a text that engages the user beyond the limits of traditional printed material. First, the project establishes a modern, critical edition of the 1665 princeps edition collated with the 1761 and 1841 editions. The critical text is then written in hypertext markup language (HTML) and combined with digitized images scanned from the early publication. Next, the critical edition provides a connection to a collection of resources accessible via hyperlinks. Because the critical bibliography, glossary and explanatory notes are also hyperlinked, they do not interrupt the reader's flow of the interest. Third, the inclusion of graphic materials such as representations of stage designs, costumes, blocking, machinery, historical materials and related artistic works, immerse the user in contextual information that contributes to an understanding of the play and its relation to Spanish and world literature. Finally, the unique opportunities of digital multimedia, including sound, animation and video, facilitate the perception of the relationship between text and performance. The contribution of each of these elements to Francisco Gonzalez de Bustos's Los espanoles en Chile at once enlivens the seventeenth-century text and enriches the reader's experience with Spanish Golden Age theater.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Spanish and Portuguese