A comparative study of Ming and Iberian theaters has never been attempted. Thus, this book aims to provide the reader with a series of different approaches. First, through a comparison of specific works by Spanish and Chinese playwrights during the Ming and Habsburg periods. At the same time, this is a book that also finds the thrill of correspondences and affinities as they are recovered through modern staging, climate change, universality of emotions, representations of friendship, folk characters, metaphors and dreams.
This volume includes articles by Bruce R. Burningham, Jorge Abril Sánchez, Frederick A. de Armas, Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Carmela V. Mattza Su, Alejandro González Puche, Ma Zhenghong, María José Dominguez, Matthew Ancell, Javier Rubiera, and Claudia Mesa Higuera.