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Dramas of Distinction: Plays by Golden Age Women


See other books in the series Studies in Romance Languages . The commentary is in English; Plays in Spanish El comentario está en el inglés; los papeles están en español
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See other books in the series Studies in Romance Languages . The commentary is in English; Plays in Spanish El comentario está en el inglés; los papeles están en español
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Editorial Reviews

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"This fine book will influence the study of the comedia and Golden Age culture in this country." — Arizona Journal of Hispanic Culture Studies

"This unique critical study concentrates on a selection of plays by five female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age." — British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, The Caribbean, Portugal and S

"This is a text which teems with new lines of enquiry." — Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

"Soufas affords us a surprising new perspective on the literary life of Golden Age Spain." — Caliope

"Soufas provides a great deal of information and engaging textual readings, and she invites her audience to explore important neglected perspectives." — Choice

"Soufas has succeeded in providing a comprehensive theoretical approach to women writers of drama. Her exemplary study changes the critical landscape of Early Modern dramatic works by focusing on female discursive practice in its historical context. She has set the standard for a productive, innovative approach to drama that challenges the male canon and grants women the literary stature they have waited almost four hundred years to attain." — Revista de Estudios Hispanicos

"In this groundbreaking study, Soufas has written the first book-length examination of five of those women playwrights: Angela de Acevedo, Ana Caro Mallen de Soto, Leonor de la Cueva y Silva, Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman, and Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor." — South Atlantic Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813120102
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: Studies in Romance Languages Series
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Comedia, Gender, Convention 12
2 Bodies of Authority: El conde Partinuples (Caro) and La firmeza en la ausencia (Cueva) 37
3 Marriage Dilemmas: Dicha y desdicha del juego and La margarita del Tajo (Azevedo) 70
4 Carnivalesque Implications: Valor, agravio y mujer (Caro), El muerto disimulado (Azevedo), and La traicion en la amistad (Zayas) 105
5 Locales of Dramaturgy: Tragicomedia los jardines y campos sabeos (Enriquez) 147
Conclusion 169
Notes 174
Works Cited and Consulted 183
Index 197
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