Drama of Renaissance and Early Modern Spain

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Drama of Renaissance and Early Modern Spain. Study of the nature, development, and cultural function of drama in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain through representative plays-canonical and noncanonical-of the period. Specific topics may include: early drama and its cultural locations; forms and theories of tragedy and comedy; women and subjectivity in Golden Age drama; critical perspectives on the comedia; historical and religious drama and protonational self-definition; or performance and the place of the stage as a cultural institution. 3 units.