The purpose of this monograph is to analyze Agustín Moreto and Cabaña's dramatic production as one that shows influences of both neoclassical and baroque precepts. Moreto will thus be seen as a transitional playwright, a fact illustrated by the three plays studied. The analysis will further show that Moreto, due to his Neoclassical inclinations, was popular in France, and compared adaptations to the sources. Finally, the monograph will focus on the portrayal of the heroines and its implications for female roles.
About the Author
The Author: Hilda Rissel was born 21 May 1956, in Germany. She completed her secondary education in Germany and then received her higher education in America. She received all diplomas from Georgetown University: her B.S. and M.S. in French; and her Ph.D. in Spanish. She has been teaching since 1987 and is currently holding a tenure-track position, teaching foreign languages at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County Campus.