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By Charles Dickens

A story of 2 towns is Charles Dickens's nice old novel, set opposed to the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. the main well-known and maybe the most well-liked of his works, it compresses an occasion of enormous complexity to the dimensions of a kinfolk background, with a forged of characters that features a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably wrong as any in glossy fiction. although the least normal of the author's novels, A story of 2 towns nonetheless underscores lots of his enduring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

"Dickens's French Revolution is maybe extra just like the French Revolution than Carlyle's," stated G. ok. Chesterton. "In dignity and eloquence A story of 2 towns nearly stands on my own one of the books by way of Dickens."

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94 J. E. Varey, «El influjo de la puesta en escena del teatro palaciego en la de los corrales de comedias», págs. 715-729, demuestra que la representación de obras de espectáculo es una constante en el siglo xvii y hasta la desaparición de los dos corrales madrileños en 1737-1745. Cuando la maquinaria normal (nubes y escotillones) con que contaban los corrales no era suficiente, se llevaban bastidores y otras máquinas del Retiro necesarias para la representación. 95 Véase supra nota 15. 51 deduce del estudio textual, no son imprescindibles para la fijación del texto, pero han sido compulsados y analizados y sus diferentes lecciones, sean erratas o variantes, pueden contribuir a dar una idea de la transmisión de las obras aquí editadas.

Con 35 una de las declaraciones impecablemente ortodoxas de Alarcón en la comedia manifiesta Clara su firmeza62: de la vitoria confío, que sobre el libre albedrío no tiene fuerza el encanto (vv. 1862-1864). La escena termina con Éntranse peleando, y con ella finaliza el acto segundo dejando así la impresión en el público de que el galán consiguió su propósito. La continuación de la escena la detalla más adelante don Diego en una relación, versos 1956-2036, que hace a Zamudio: tras una pelea que duró toda la noche, la victoria fue de Clara lo que lleva al gracioso a contar una anécdota a propósito de la imposibilidad de violar a una mujer, que recuerda la sentencia de Sancho Panza en el juicio de la joven que decía haber sido forzada63.

Ante la dificultad de poder casarse con ella, pues se confiesa pobre, decide gozarla sin dar ese paso previo poniendo en práctica un encanto de Enrico60. Para llevar a cabo su plan envía un cajón a casa de Clara. La acotación escénica indica que el cajón ha de ser de la altura de un hombre y que deber ser colocado en pie al lado del vestuario; la situación del cajón tiene gran importancia y se repite en las didascalias implícitas en el texto: la criada Lucía ordena al ganapán: «Poned el cajón aquí», y la actriz deberá señalar con sus gestos el lugar conveniente.

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