Woman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age: A Study of the Mujer Varonil by Melveena McKendrickWoman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age: A Study of the Mujer Varonil by Melveena McKendrick

Woman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age: A Study of the Mujer Varonil

byMelveena McKendrick

Paperback | February 25, 2010

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Golden-Age Spanish drama shows a constant concern with the woman who will not simply accept marriage as her natural role. This was all the more striking in a male-dominant Mediterranean society in an age of rigid social codes. Dr McKendrick's book takes this large theme and analyses it. She shows the identifiable types of mujer varonil portrayed, and the kinds of motivation which the dramatists imagined for them. She traces the literary ancestry of the interest back beyond Lope - though Lope is the principal figure in her account; and she very neatly and convincingly shows the balance of literary convention and human interest involved. The book gives a historic dimension to an interest we think of wrongly as modern, and gives an insight into Spanish social history as well as the drama.
Title:Woman and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age: A Study of the Mujer VaronilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:February 25, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052113661X

ISBN - 13:9780521136617

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: 1. Introduction; 2. The pre-Lopistas; 3. Cervantes and the Valencians; Part II: 4. The bandolera; 5. The mujer esquiva; 6. The amazon, the leader, the warrior; 7. The scholar, the career woman; 8. The bella cazadora; 9. The avenger; 10. Sources and influences; 11. Conclusion; Index.