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Author Boyle, Margaret E., 1983-
Title Unruly women : performance, penitence, and punishment in early modern Spain / Margaret E. Boyle.
Imprint Toronto, Canada : University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Author Boyle, Margaret E., 1983-
Series Toronto Iberic
Toronto Iberic.
Subject Spanish drama -- Classical period, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Women -- Institutional care -- Spain -- History.
Women -- Rehabilitation -- Spain -- History.
Women -- Spain -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Women -- Spain -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Gendering recogimiento in early modern Madrid -- Reforming prostitutes: Madrid's Magdalen House -- Reforming the Magdalen House: Madre Magdalena de San Jerónimo's galera -- Recogimiento as a women's practice -- State widow in Pedro Calderón de la Barca's La dama duende -- Dramatizing women's community in María de Zayas's La traición en la amistad -- Women's exemplary violence in Luis Vélez de Guevara's La serrana de la Vera -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: "Bad girls" of the Spanish Comedia.
Summary Annotation In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage. Pairing historical narratives and archival records with canonical and non-canonical theatrical representations of women's deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women's performances of penitence and punishment should be considered a significant factor in early modern Spanish life. Boyle considers both real-life sites of rehabilitation for women in seventeenth-century Madrid, including a jail and a magdalen house, and women onstage, where she identifies three distinct representations of female deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores these archetypal figures in order to demonstrate the ways a variety of playwrights comment on women's non-normative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781442665033 (electronic bk.)
1442665033 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 871545698
Additional Format Print version: Boyle, Margaret E., 1983- Unruly women 9781442646155 (OCoLC)860349375

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