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- DescriptionIn the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage. Pairing historical narratives and archival records with canical and n-canical theatrical representations of women's deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women's performances of penitence and punishment should be considered a significant factor in early modern Spanish life. Boyle considers both real-life sites of rehabilitation for women in seventeenth-century Madrid, including a jail and a magdalen house, and women onstage, where she identifies three distinct representations of female deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores these archetypal figures in order to demonstrate the ways a variety of playwrights comment on women's n-rmative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence.
- Author BiographyMargaret E. Boyle is an assistant professor of Romance Languages at Bowdoin College.
- Author(s)Margaret Boyle
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication14/12/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Weight280 g
- Width152 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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