PROPOSAL FOR READING AND CHROMATIC VISUALIZATION: ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURES OF THEATRICAL GAME IN GALDOS' ELECTRA
Grupo de Humanidades y Edición Digital (GHEDI)/ Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The "Grupo de Humanidades y Edición Digital" (GHEDI) from the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja is currently working on BETTE project, which aims at the creation of a Biblioteca Electrónica Textual del Teatro en Español (1868-1936). Among its objectives we find the implementation of resources related to quality digital editing of literary texts in the educational system. Editing electronic text in markup language XML-TEI allows a greater structure of the text, and the simple creation of different educational resources through a direct approach that allows us to assess the different elements of text comprehension, lexicon or grammar, to be used in classroom as a learning tool at all levels of teaching, improving the visibility and legibility of such complex texts as theatrical works.
In this communication we will offer a proposal where one can see, on the one hand, the process followed to highlight the role of the characters in the play through colours, and on the other hand, as support to classroom work, from a survey of different professional educators about the effectiveness of this system for an easier and more comprehensive reading of dramatic texts, which a priori, are difficult to understand by secondary or high school students.
Using both, chromatic editing of “Electra” (1901) by Benito Pérez Galdós in XML-TEI and the analysis of the results of the surveys, will allow us to assess the degree of acceptance, support and improvement of the comprehension and analysis process of the opposite relationship between protagonist and antagonist characters in the play, through colour as a connecting link and differentiation of the characters in play-acting, the more visual, pragmatic and intuitive vision of the play, as well as the possibilities that digital editing in XML-TEI can offer to teachers and students.
Keywords: Humanities, Digital edition, XML-TEI, Electra, theater, Galdós.