The Woman Saint in the Spanish Golden Age Drama (Hardback)Christopher D. Gascon (author)
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 07/06/2006
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"The Woman Saint in Spanish Golden Age Drama" examines the various ways in which male and female dramatists present the figure of the ascetic woman in seventeenth-century Spanish theater. Play-wrights depict her not only as the solitary initiate of a rite of passage struggling to purify herself to approach spiritual perfection; they also focus on the clash between ascetic practice and the desires of family, suitors, and patriarchal society. She may appear as both a forbidden fruit and Christ figure that is ultimately persecuted, scapegoated, and executed by a fearful society.
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Number of pages: 208
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