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- DescriptionRenaissance Europe was the scene of flourishing and invative dramatic art, and seventeenth-century Spain enjoyed its own Golden Age of the stage. According to traditional studies of this period, however, men seemed to be the only participants. Now in Dramas of Distinction, Teresa Scott Soufas offers the first book-length critical study of five important women playwrights: Angela de Azevedo, Ana Caro Mallen de Soto, Leor de la Cueva y Silva, Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman, and Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor. By locating the plays within their period, Soufas avoids universalizing all women without regard to history. Her approach transcends the simple measurement of women authors against male models. Confronting the issue of female silence demanded by seventeenth-century Spanish patriarchy, Soufas compares the drive to limit and contain theater space to Renaissance society's efforts to limit and contain women. Yet these dramatists still found ways to question their own roles and male authority. Dramas of Distinction provides critical commentary on the plays presented in the recently published anthology Women's Acts, edited by Soufas. Unique in their exclusive presentation of early modern women authors from Spain, the volumes reveal these dramatists to have been full participants in Golden Age culture.
- Author BiographyTeresa Scott Soufas is professor of Spanish and acting dean of the faculty of liberal arts and sciences at Tulane University.
- Author(s)Teresa Scott Soufas
- PublisherPremier Book Marketing Ltd
- Date of Publication30/05/1997
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPremier Book Marketing Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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