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Indios en escena : la representación del amerindio en el teatro del Siglo de Oro /
Moisés R. Castillo.
imprint
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2009.
description
ix, 365 p.
ISBN
1557535396, 9781557535399
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imprint
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2009.
isbn
1557535396
9781557535399
catalogue key
7014171
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Davidson, Robert. 2012/10/26.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-347) and index.
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"In Indios en escena , the reader perceives the passion and enthusiasm of a serious researcher of the topic. It is an excellent work for lovers of Spanish Golden Age theater and its issues, a work that is aimed as much at specialists as at advanced students of the baroque comedia with an Amerindian theme." --Beatrice Giannandrea, Hispania 94 (Dec. 2011): 757-58.
"In Indios en escena , the reader perceives the passion and enthusiasm of a serious researcher of the topic. It is an excellent work for lovers of Spanish Golden Age theater and its issues, a work that is aimed as much at specialists as at advanced students of the baroque comedia with an Amerindian theme." -Beatrice Giannandrea, Hispania 94 (Dec. 2011): 75758.
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Indios en Escena engages both the Baroque and Colonial fields of Hispanism in order to reevaluate fourteen major plays of Spanish Golden Age literature from a social-historical perspective. Castillo argues that these plays portray Amerindians not in their otherness but as subjects of an empire. It is the author's contention that these dramas reveal the vast contradictions between the two leading ideological trends of the age as performed on the stage: the discourse of honor and the juridical-theological code, both of which attempt to assimilate the Amerindian phenomenon under the auspices of church and state. These works consistently raise the paradoxical question of how a person can be a savage and have honor at the same time. Castillo claims that this theater propagates the concept of the Amerindian both as honorable subject, a theatrical archetype, and idolatrous barbarian, a model of representation that belongs to the mindset of religious crusades and evangelical enterprises.

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