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The forgery of nobility in literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The literary texts Lee examines in “Chapter Two” involve scenarios in which hidalgos are threatened by lowborn passers determined to do them harm, and ultimately arrive to the felicitous conclusion ... More


King and Philosopher: El villano en su rincón

Alban K. Forcione

in Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on one of Lope de Vega's most puzzling political plays—El villano en su rincon. The play revolves around the fearsome character of royal power; its uncompromising demands for ... More


Mythological (Mock) Epics: The Stage of Honour

Oliver J. Noble Wood

in A Tale Blazed Through Heaven: Imitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198707356
eISBN:
9780191778629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers two mock-heroic treatments of the tale of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan from the first quarter of the seventeenth century: Juan de la Cueva’s ‘Los amores de Marte y Venus’ (1604), a ... More


The unmasking of Conversos in popular and literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter Four,” Lee analyzes popular songs, anecdotes, aphorisms, and jokes that were invested in perpetuating the image of Conversos as essentially greedy, non-pork-eating Jews. She examines the ... More


Exemplary Tragedy: The Social Riposte to Self-Expression

in Role-Play and the World as Stage in the Comedia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235484
eISBN:
9781846313967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the importance of adherence to social role-play and the dangers of self-expression in El duque de Viseo, by Lope de Vega, and La Estrella de Sevilla, of uncertain authorship. It ... More


Role-Play and the World as Stage in the Comedia

Jonathan Thacker

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235484
eISBN:
9781846313967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313967
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The Theatrum Mundi metaphor was well known in the Golden Age, and was often employed, notably by Calderón in his religious theatre, although little account has been given of the everyday exploitation ... More


Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Alban K. Forcione

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Golden Age of Spanish theater, an age of highly dramatized coronations and regal spectacles, this book presents a surprising but persistent preoccupation with the disrobing of the king. In ... More


Foundations

Enrique García Santo-Tomás

in The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226376462
eISBN:
9780226465876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465876.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

“Foundations” concentrates on the years in which Spanish fiction begins absorbing new ideas, dialogue with foreign titles, and understanding the uses of new measuring instruments as they arrived in ... More


Hiding at the Margins: Social Pressures and Escapist Role-Play

in Role-Play and the World as Stage in the Comedia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235484
eISBN:
9781846313967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235484.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines two Golden Age comedies to explore the concept of escapist role-play: Tirso de Molina's Marta la piadosa and Lope de Vega's Los locos de Valencia. It explains that the ... More


Conclusion

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the “Conclusion,” Lee posits two questions that arise from her study of early modern sameness but that fall outside the bounds of her book. The first concerns the reasons why New Christians and ... More


A Strategy for Self-Expression: The Puppet-Mistress

in Role-Play and the World as Stage in the Comedia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235484
eISBN:
9781846313967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235484.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter analyses the use of role-play as a strategy for self-expression in Pedro Calderón de la Barca's La dama duende and Lope de Vega's La discreta enamorada. It explains that the eponymous ... More


The Spectacle of Conquest: Epic Conflicts on the Seventeenth-Century Spanish Stage

Imogen Choi

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how the comedias indianas of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain, plays set in the Americas, engage with the Hispanic and ancient Roman epic traditions. The study focuses ... More


Conclusion

Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book concludes by studying the reasons behind the importance of honor in Mediterranean societies. The objections of anthropologists in the past two decades that the earlier generations of field ... More


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