Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain by Margaret Boyle

Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain

byMargaret Boyle

Kobo ebook | February 24, 2014

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In 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 canonical and non-canonical 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 non-normative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence.

Title:Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern SpainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 24, 2014Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442665041

ISBN - 13:9781442665040

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