Feliciana Enríquez de Guzmán, Ana Caro Mallén, and Sor Marcela de San Félix: Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series , Vol. 49

Feliciana Enríquez de Guzmán, Ana Caro Mallén, and Sor Marcela de San Félix: Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain

Edited by Nieves Romero-Díaz and Lisa Vollendorf
Translated by Harley Erdman
2016 | 272 + xii pp. | 1 ills. | 978-0-86698-556-7 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
MRTS 501 | $34.95 |

OVEME v.49. This volume presents ten plays by three leading women playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. Included are four bawdy and outrageous comic interludes; a full-length comedy involving sorcery, chivalry, and dramatic stage effects; and five short religious plays satirizing daily life in the convent. A critical introduction to the volume positions these women and their works in the world of seventeenth-century Spain.

Edited by Nieves Romero-Díaz and Lisa Vollendorf. Translated and annotated by Harley Erdman.


Reviews

This timely edition of three women playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age fills a gap in the study of early modern Spanish theater. The plays have never been translated in any language and they have the potential to be taught in undergraduate and graduate courses. A biographical sketch and plot summary introduce each of the three authors, while the introduction elaborates on the varied experiences of these playwrights and their works. An overview of the different sites of theater and performance (corral, palace, and convent) effectively contextualizes the whole.
—Sarah Owens, Professor of Spanish, Department of Hispanic Studies, College of Charleston