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The Resource Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity, Melveena McKendrick

Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity, Melveena McKendrick

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Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity
Title
Playing the king
Title remainder
Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity
Statement of responsibility
Melveena McKendrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on contemporary Spanish political philosophy, this study shows that, far from glorifying monarchy and advocating absolutism (the orthodox view in the Hispanic world), Lope's political plays constitute an informed critique of kingship; it challenges the received wisdom that the comedia was an instrument of state and that its playwrights were the conscious propagandists of an aristocratic elite." "With the help of insights and models provided by speech act theory, the stratagems and techniques utilised by Lope to negotiate the path of prudence between the acceptable and the unacceptable in political commentary in the commercial theatre are scrutinised, illustrating how richly-nuanced texts produce not an ideologically monolithic and complacent drama but one which is at once politically anxious and probing."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKendrick, Melveena
Dewey number
862/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ6490.H5
LC item number
M3 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Colección Támesis. Serie A, Monografías
Series volume
182
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics in literature
  • Monarchy in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Vega, Lope de
Label
Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity, Melveena McKendrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reconsiderations -- 2. Monarchy and the theatre -- 3. Historical transformations: fractured icons I -- 4. Historical transformations: fractured icons II -- 5. Decir sin decir: patterns of communication -- 6. The politics of tragedy: absolutism and reason of state -- 7. Political antinomies: rebels within the system -- 8. Conclusions
Control code
42080169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781855660694
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Playing the king : Lope de Vega and the limits of conformity, Melveena McKendrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reconsiderations -- 2. Monarchy and the theatre -- 3. Historical transformations: fractured icons I -- 4. Historical transformations: fractured icons II -- 5. Decir sin decir: patterns of communication -- 6. The politics of tragedy: absolutism and reason of state -- 7. Political antinomies: rebels within the system -- 8. Conclusions
Control code
42080169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781855660694
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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