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This study examines the dramatic function of the beautiful woman in the theater of Lope de Vega (1562-1635). The author uses as a critical framework medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque ideologies of beauty as well as contemporary feminist studies on the «beauty myth» which constructs female beauty as a form of patriarchal oppression against women. Included are a moral and physical portrait of the beautiful woman in Golden Age Spain and a survey of the literary treatment of this topic prior to Lope. The study further considers Lope's presentation of excessive female beauty as a prime agent of social disorder, as a potent threat to male honor, and as an inducement to sexual exploitation.
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The Author: Marlene K. Smith received her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She belongs to the honorary societies of Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and Lambda Iota Tau. She is currently affiliated with The Foreign Language Center, Colorado Springs-Colorado.
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Book Description LANG, PETER - VERLAG, BERN, 1998. Enc. original de tapa dura. Condition: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. SMITH, M. K. THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE THEATER OF LOPE DE VEGA. IDEOLOGY AND MYTHOLOGY OF FEMALE BEAUTY IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN [HARDBACK] . BERN, 1998, xii 197 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Seller Inventory # 40294