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Doña Clarines y Mañana de Sol
Heath's Modern Language Series
DOÑA CLARINES Y MAÑANA DE SOL
SERAFÍN Y JOAQUÍN ÁLVAREZ QUINTERO
Edited with Introduction, Notes and Vocabulary by
S. GRISWOLD MORLEY, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of California
D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers
Boston New York Chicago
At present writing it seems to be a fact that no Spanish comedy writtenwithin the last thirty years,
perhaps fifty, and making any pretense toliterary worth, is available for use as a text in the United
States.With the intention of filling part of the gap, as well as of introducingto students two
contemporary Spanish dramatists, very well known intheir own country, and very well worth while, I
have selected these twoshort plays of the brothers Álvarez Quintero. While they are not themost
important works of these authors, they are probably the bestadapted to school use. The many
Andalusian forms in most of the Quinterocomedies debar them wholly, and in others continental
plainness ofspeech is an obstacle.
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arenot too difficult, are written in bright and idiomatic Castilian, areentirely fit for class use, and are
reprinted without the alteration oromission of a word in the original. They may well be read in the
firstyear of a college course in Spanish, or in the second year of the highschool. The editing has not
been done with an eye to the needs of absolutebeginners.