Essay Topic 1
Describe Buero-Vallejo's "immersion technique" for someone who has never heard of it. Explain the technical effects, both auditory and visual, giving examples. Include your own responses to the technique and your evaluation of its effectiveness as compelling theater.
Essay Topic 2
This play gives elements of a prolonged confrontation between Goya and King Ferdinand VII. Both characters exhibit strengths and weaknesses. There are many similarities between the two men. In your essay, analyze the elements of their conflict, including the causes and the effect of their disaffection on those around them.
Essay Topic 3
In a brief essay, rewrite the entire story of the play as it would be told by Gumersinda. How would she feel about Leocadia? Goya? King Ferdinand? What would look to her to be the causes of the conflict? How different is the story when looked at from her point of view?
Essay Topic 4
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