Series Editors' Foreword Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction: Dona Barbara, Her Critics, Her Story and Her Fans 1 'The Legend of Maria Transformed into the Dona' - Fernando de Fuentes's Launching of a Legend on Screen (1943) 2 'From the Point of View of the Woman' - Dona Barbara as Seen by Betty Kaplan (1998) 3 Dona Barbara Reborn - Entering the New Millennium on the Small Screen (2008) 4 Simply La Dona (2016) Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
* It is the first sustained scholarly work on screen adaptations of Dona Barbara. * This study suggests a new way of studying film adaptations by paying consistently attention to how these adaptations have been received by audiences: in fact, the monograph is the first work to combine screen adaptation theories with the more recent approaches of fandom studies. * By focussing on Spanish-language case studies and fan communities, Dona Barbara Unleashed makes an important contribution to fandom studies scholarship, which is predominantly Anglophone.
Jenni Lehtinen (Oxon) is an Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan.