Crosscurrents : transatlantic perspectives on early modern Hispanic drama /
edited by Mindy Badía and Bonnie L. Gasior.
Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press, c2006.
175 p.
0838756220 (alk. paper)
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Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press, c2006.
0838756220 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-02-01:
This volume examines the relationship between theater in Spain and theater in the New World during the 17th century. Rather than trace movement exclusively from the center (the Iberian Peninsula) to the periphery (the New World), these seven essays propose a back-and-forth flow of commodities and ideas between Spain and the Americas. The contributors consider a variety of theatrical forms, from interludes to full-length plays, by a variety of playwrights. Although the collection's stated focus is drama, several essays move beyond the stage to consider the sociological impact of New World products (e.g., chocolate) on Iberian society. In several cases, one wishes that the authors had more space to further develop their ideas. Although the essays are informed by postmodern theory, each is thoroughly grounded in the early modern Hispanic world. Badia and Gasior establish a fascinating organizational structure in their introduction; the presentation of the essays does not reflect that structure. In addition, the collection is marred by some copyediting errors, the most significant of which occurs in the introduction. These flaws notwithstanding, this book is a solid addition to the emerging field of Hispanic transatlantic studies. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and researchers. P. W. Manning University of Kansas
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Table of Contents
Transatlantic changes and exchanges : the permeability of culture, identity, and discourse in early modern Hispanic dramap. 13
Consuming the other, creating the self : the cultural implications of the Aztecs' chocolate from Tirso de Molina to Agustin Moreto and Pedro Lanini y Sagredop. 25
Erasure, exoticism, hybridity : cultural alterity in Santa Rosa del Perup. 40
Transatlantic performances of hybridity in Sor Juana's baroque festival, Los empenos de una casap. 64
Picaros, saints, and the new world in Cervantes's El rufian dichosop. 85
Siguenza and Sor Juana's fiestas alegoricas : an inquiry into redemptive hegemony and its dissolutionp. 104
Colonial imbalances of old Canizaresp. 124
Don Dinero encounters Don Juan : the transatlantic trading of money and desire in Tirso de Molina's La villana de Vallecasp. 144
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