In comedia societies, a public-opinion system known as honor, complicated by love and desire among men and women, organizes the characters. Violence, the oldest means of social control, results, defining class lines as well as sex roles. A model based on René Girard's theories exposes the social dynamic of works by Lope de Vega and Calderón, and illuminates their portrayal of societies, especially as interpreted for the viewing public.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies: Romance, Languages and Literature|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
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Contens: A theoretical, sociological approach to the 17th-Century Spanish dramas known as comedias examines 18 plays by the two best known dramatists of the Golden Age period.