Tambien tiene el sol menguante is a refundicion of Mira de Amescua's two-part drama, La prospera y la adversa fortuna de don Bernardo de Cabrera, concerning the famous fourteenth-century favorite of Pedro IV of Aragon. The purpose of this dissertation is to provide a clear text of the play, along with thorough textual notes.
There are four extant versions of the play in question: 1) a handwritten, censored manuscript whose censures are dated 1655, 2) a printed version from a collection published in 1666, 3) a handwritten manuscript of the eighteenth century (probably dating from before 1735), and 4) a printed suelta of the eighteenth century. The first has been used as the basic play text for this edition, and the extensive textual variants of the other three have been annotated.
A problem which has existed in the past with regard to the play is that of authorship. Because of clear internal evidence, it has been known that Velez wrote the first act and Rojas the third, but the identity of the author of the second act has been open to debate. The editor feels that Rojas is responsible for both of the last two acts, primarily because of the similarity in them to vocabulary and constructions typical of Rojas. A secondary reason for this assertion is found in some apparent structural parallels between these acts when contrasted with the first one, the work of Velez.
Other sections of the dissertation are devoted to an analysis of the play's historical background, to a discussion of the different treatments of the Don Bernardo de Cabrera theme in Spanish drama and to criticism of the work.
First Committee Member (Chair)
Raymond Ralph MacCurdy
Second Committee Member
Sabine R. Ulibarrí
Third Committee Member
Rambo, James Stone. "An Annotated Critical Edition of También tiene el sol menguante, by Luis Velez de Guevara and Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla." (1972). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/fll_etds/142