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Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain

Edited by Nieves Romero-Díaz and Lisa Vollendorf
Translated by Harley Mitchell Erdman

Distributed for Iter Press

Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain

Edited by Nieves Romero-Díaz and Lisa Vollendorf
Translated by Harley Mitchell Erdman

This volume presents ten plays by three leading women playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. Included are four bawdy and outrageous comic interludes; a full-length comedy involving sorcery, chivalry, and dramatic stage effects; and five short religious plays satirizing daily life in the convent. A critical introduction to the volume positions these women and their works in the world of seventeenth-century Spain.


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"This timely edition of three women playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age fills a gap in the study of early modern Spanish theater. The plays have never been translated in any language and they have the potential to be taught in undergraduate and graduate courses. A biographical sketch and plot summary introduce each of the three authors, while the introduction elaborates on the varied experiences of these playwrights and their works. An overview of the different sites of theater and performance (corral, palace, and convent) effectively contextualizes the whole."
 

Sarah Owens, College of Charleston

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
A Note on the Translations 27
Four Comic Interludes to The Tragicomedy of the Sheban Gardens and Fields 29
Count Partinuplés: A Comedia 89
Four Loas and a Spiritual Coloquio 193
Bibliography 261
Index 269

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