El poder de la palabra, el silencio y la invisibilidad en las muestras de autoridad del teatro prebarrocoel "Códice de Autos Viejos"

  1. Delia Gavela García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

Bulletin hispanique

ISSN: 0007-4640

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 119

Issue: 1

Pages: 173-186

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.4000/bulletinhispanique.4840
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Critics have sometimes highlighted the somewhat narrative characteristics of the plays compiled in the “Códice de Autos Viejos”, characteristics that are altogether in keeping with a type of theatre that has not reached full maturity. This article analyses the function of the spoken word that manages to give a certain presence to characters who do not actually step onto the stage, but are nevertheless able to exert their authority. The power of the visual elements of the word are also examined through silent characters, used in order to construct a scenic movement starker and more symbolic than one might have thought initially.