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Discursive “Renovatio” in Lope de Vega and Calderón. Studies on Spanish Baroque Drama

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ISBN: 9783110556094 Year: Pages: 484 DOI: 10.1515/9783110556094 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume offers a fresh look at Spanish Baroque drama (centered on readings of plays by Lope de Vega and Calderón) inspired by Foucault’s discourse archeology. This perspective implies a discussion of the plays’ discourse-historical “foils” and of related (theological, philosophical, and historiographical) discourses. A separate “excursus” discusses the discursive relation between the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Mannerism and the Baroque.

Staging Doubt. Skepticism in Early Modern European Drama

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ISBN: 9783110660586 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.1515/9783110660586 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
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This volume considers the influential revival of ancient philosophical skepticism in the 16th and early 17th centuries and investigates, from a comparative perspective, its reception in early modern English, Spanish and French drama, dedicating detailed readings to plays by Shakespeare, Calderón, Lope de Vega, Rotrou, Desfontaines, and Cervantes. While all the plays employ similar dramatic devices for putting skepticism on stage, the study explores how these dramas, however, give different answers to the challenges posed by skepticism in relation to their respective historico-cultural and ideological contexts.

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