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Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Alban K. Forcione


In the Golden Age of Spanish theater, an age of highly dramatized coronations and regal spectacles, this book presents a surprising but persistent preoccupation with the disrobing of the king. In both the celebrations of majesty and the enthrallment with its unveiling, it finds the chilling recesses in which a culture struggled to reconcile the public and the private, society and the individual, the monarch and the man. In reinterpreting two of Lope de Vega's plays, long regarded as conventional royalist propaganda, the book places his texts in the context of political and institutional histor ... More

Keywords: Spanish theater, Lope de Vega, art history, political history, institutional history, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300134407
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300134407.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alban K. Forcione, author