Robert Jephson: Anglo-Ireland, a spanish Lazarillo of Valencia and the farcical recourse of food in "Two Strings to Your Bow" (1791)
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Autor/esAltuna García de Salazar, Asier
Robert Jephson’s farce Two Strings to Your Bow (1791) is an Anglo-Irish exemplar of the use of stock characterisation, i.e., the representation of the comic and humorous wit inherent to the native Catholic Irish mainly according to the English and Anglo-Irish audiences of the time. Behind this particular use of characterisation many Protestant Anglo-Irish authors made reference to the religious, social and economic discourses present in Ireland at the time, which represents a translation from literary uses to the plights at the social level. Through the recourse to Spanish archetypes –in Jephson’s case Lazarillo of Valencia – together with a new-historicist use of the “anecdote” of food we examine how Robert Jephson provides an analysis of the circulation and negotiation of social energy at large in Ireland and the Anglo-Ireland of the ascendancy at the end of the eighteenth century. La farsa Two Strings to Your Bow (1791) de Robert Jephson representa un claro ejemplo de la utilización...
circulation of textuality
circulación de textualidad