Juan de Timoneda

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Timoneda, Juan de


Born circa 1490 in Valencia; died there 1583. Spanish writer, humanist, and publisher.

Timoneda was a playwright of the school of L. de Rueda, whose works he published. He is known mainly for his plays Amphitrion (1559), The Twins (1559), The Comedy of Cornelia (1559), La Filomena (1564), and La Aurelia (1564). His other works include the collections of anecdotes, tales, and parables Sweet Dishes, or the Delight of Wayfarers (1563), Good Advice, or a Collection of Parables (1564), and Merry Tales (1565). All of these works reflect Timoneda’s knowledge of classical and Italian Renaissance drama. Timoneda also wrote poetry in the spirit of folk literature. His popular romances were published in the collections Rose of Romances (parts 1–4, 1573) and A Songbook (parts 1–4, 1561 and 1573).


Obras, vols. 1–3. Madrid, 1947.


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En el caso de Cervantes, dos de los dramaturgos que pudieran proveer modelos para su propio teatro serian, sin duda, Juan de Timoneda y Luis de Camoes.
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The earliest of the peninsular playwrights to adapt a specific Roman comedy, Juan de Timoneda in Spain and Luis de Camoes in Portugal, chose the Amphitruo, a fact that would seem to indicate the theatrical acceptability of a perversely amorous Jupiter, contemptible to medieval sensibility.
Juan de Timoneda's La comedia del Amphitrion and Comedia de Los Menemnos, published jointly in 1559, qualify as the first stage adaptations of Plautus in Spain (Crawford, Spanish Drama 124).
Of the twenty speeches that evoke moral or didactic interpretation from Villalobos, Juan de Timoneda disregards seventeen in his version.
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"A Study and Comparison of the Amphitryon Theme in Francisco de Villalobos and Juan de Timoneda." Hispanofila 35 (1969): 1-17.