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Author Carrión, María M. (María Mercedes)

Title Subject stages : marriage, theatre and the law in early modern Spain / María M. Carrión
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages : illustrations, portraits)
Series University of Toronto romance series
University of Toronto romance series.
Contents Marital law and order in early modern Spain -- Marriage scenes in the archives -- The birth of the comedia and the bride onstage -- Foundational violence and the drama of honour -- Punishing illicit desire -- Woman in breeches -- Coda : the musical chairs of divorce
Summary Subject Stages argues that the discourses and practices of marital legislation, litigation, and theatrics informed each other in early modern Spain in ways that still have a critical bearing on contemporary events in Spain, such as the legalization of divorce in 1978 and of same-sex marriage in 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-239) and index
Notes Includes some text in Spanish
Print version
Subject Law and literature -- Spain -- History.
Marriage in literature.
Marriage law -- Spain -- History -- 16th century.
Marriage law -- Spain -- History -- 17th century.
Spanish drama -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Spain -- History -- 16th century.
Theater -- Spain -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442686510 (electronic bk.)
9781442686519 (electronic bk.)