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Dramas of Distinction: Plays by Golden Age Women

by Teresa Scott Soufas

Availablecloth$40.00x 978-0-8131-2010-2
Studies in Romance Languages
216 pages  Pubdate: 05/22/1997  5.5 x 8.5  

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See other books in the series Studies in Romance Languages . The commentary is in English; Plays in Spanish El comentario está en el inglés; los papeles están en español

This fine book will influence the study of the comedia and Golden Age culture in this country. -- Arizona Journal of Hispanic Culture Studies

This unique critical study concentrates on a selection of plays by five female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age. -- British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, The Caribbean, Portugal and S

This is a text which teems with new lines of enquiry. -- Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Soufas affords us a surprising new perspective on the literary life of Golden Age Spain. -- Caliope

Soufas provides a great deal of information and engaging textual readings, and she invites her audience to explore important neglected perspectives. -- Choice

Soufas has succeeded in providing a comprehensive theoretical approach to women writers of drama. Her exemplary study changes the critical landscape of Early Modern dramatic works by focusing on female discursive practice in its historical context. She has set the standard for a productive, innovative approach to drama that challenges the male canon and grants women the literary stature they have waited almost four hundred years to attain. -- Revista de Estudios Hispanicos

In this groundbreaking study, Soufas has written the first book-length examination of five of those women playwrights: Angela de Acevedo, Ana Caro Mallen de Soto, Leonor de la Cueva y Silva, Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman, and Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor. -- South Atlantic Review