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Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters
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Maria Cristina Quintero Anne J. Cruz
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Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters

Maria Cristina Quintero Anne J. Cruz



Performance art;
Theatre Studies;
Literature: history & criticism;
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800;
Sex & sexuality, sex manuals


220 pages

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The prolific theatrical activity that abounded on the stages of early modern Europe demonstrates that drama was a genre that transcended national borders. The transnational character of early modern theater reflects the rich admixture of various dramatic traditions, such as Spain's comedia and Italy's commedia dell'arte, but also the transformations across cultures of Spanish novellas to French plays and English interludes. Of particular import to this study is the role that women and gender played in this cross-pollination of theatrical sources and practices. Contributors to the volume not only investigate the gendered effect of Spanish texts and literary types on English and French drama, they address the actual journeys of Spanish actresses to French theaters and of Italian actresses to the Spanish stage, while several emphasize the movement of royal women to various courts and their impact on theatrical activity in Spain and abroad. In their innovative focus on women's participation and influence, the chapters in this volume illustrate the frequent yet little studied transnational and transcultural points of contact between Spanish theater and the national theaters of England, France, Austria, and Italy.

Edited by:   Maria Cristina Quintero, Anne J. Cruz
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780367140366
ISBN 10:   0367140365
Series:   Transculturalisms, 1400-1700
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anne J. Cruz is Professor of Spanish and Cooper Fellow at the University of Miami, USA. Maria Cristina Quintero is Professor of Spanish, Director of Comparative Literature and Codirector of Romance Languages at Bryn Mawr College, USA.

This recovery project is a welcome addition to our often painfully inadequate knowledge of the roles women played in the circulation of dramatic texts and performance practices in early modern Europe. ... As the book's first printed title pages announce explicitly, it is a tragicomedia. Nonetheless, this is a valuable book and one which deserves to be taken seriously, as do the theatrical foremothers whose contributions it honours. - Hilaire Kallendorf, Texas A&M University Beyond Spain's Borders thoroughly succeeds as an integral and coherent study because of its insistent and illuminating focus on women players in the widest sense of the term. - Robert Henke, Bulletin of the Comediantes, Volume 69, Number 2, 2017, pp. 133-137 Much excellent reading and research, sometimes in areas which are difficult to map, is behind these chapters, and contributors and editors alike should take the credit for the quality of the end result. - Jonathan Thacker, Exeter College, University of Oxford, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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