By Elaine Canning
Lope de Vega's non secular performs are a particular a part of his output, yet little scholarly paintings is on the market on them. This examine makes a speciality of 5 performs, los angeles hermosa Ester, the Isidro performs, Lo fingido verdadero and los angeles buena guarda. in the context of the seventeenth-century degree, Canning examines Lope's manipulation of non secular fabric, and his remedy of socio-literary issues - love, the function of girls - and how within which they're hired to generate viewers reception. She considers the connection among non secular drama and metatheatre, targeting Lope's concepts for highlighting the illusory nature of existence and the connection among lo verdadero and lo divino, suggestions which lie on the center of the theocentric international view of seventeenth-century Spain. The conflicting imperatives of human and divine love and the problem of id are beneficial properties of all the performs. and he or she exhibits that the interaction among phantasm and fact and the connection among playwright and viewers are the most important to Lope's dramatic output.Las comedias religiosas de Lope de Vega constituyen una parte primary de su producci??n dram??tica. Sin embargo, no han recibido el reconocimiento que merecen. Este libro ofrece un an??lisis de cinco obras: l. a. hermosa Ester, l. a. ni?±ez y l. a. juventud de San Isidro, Lo fingido verdadero y l. a. buena guarda. Canning examina las distintas formas de recepci??n por parte del p??blico teniendo en cuenta l. a. manipulaci??n de las fuentes hagiogr??ficas y b?blicas y el tratamiento que Lope da a temas socioliterarios stories como el amor y el papel de l. a. mujer. Adem??s, analiza los angeles metateatralidad de los angeles comedia religiosa y los recursos autorreferenciales empleados por Lope para poner de relieve l. a. relaci??n entre los angeles vida y l. a. ilusi??n, entre lo verdadero y lo divino, conceptos que formaron una parte intr?nseca de l. a. cosmovisi??n teoc?©ntrica de los angeles Espa?±a del siglo XVII. Los imperativos contradictorios del amor humano y el amor divino y los angeles complejidad de l. a. identidad son temas que se presentan en todas las obras. Canning demuestra que l. a. conexi??n entre l. a. ilusi??n y los angeles realidad y los angeles relaci??n entre el dramaturgo y el p??blico son cruciales para l. a. producci??n dram??tica de Lope.
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46). Perhaps Lope knew that writing within the dogmatic climate of his time, he could not possibly dramatise the success of the Jews, the national enemy, without suffering at the hands of the Inquisition. It is possible, even, that he cleverly inserted Christian references into his play which would allow Ester to function as a prefiguration of the Virgin. 83 In the final analysis, Lope indisputably creates a successful dramatisation of the Book of Esther in La hermosa Ester, remaining faithful to the plot of the ‘La reina Ester’, p.
Then, in mentioning another who had received a gift for his loyalty, he also came to the eunuchs who had plotted against the king and against whom Mordecai had informed’. See Josephus, pp. 433–35. 61 The issue of the elevation of the Jew through the characters Mardoqueo and Ester is complex. While the promotion of the Jew appears to be Lope’s aim, this does not coincide with the more traditional picture of Lope in religious terms depicted in other parts of this study. It is possible that the dramatisation of the story of Esther proved attractive to Lope because of the opportunity it provided to give anti-Semitism a problematic treatment and consequently, to generate a range of audience responses.
See his ‘Introduction’ in Lope de Vega, Three Major Plays (Fuente Ovejuna, The Knight from Olmedo, Punishment without Revenge), trans. Gwynne Edwards (Oxford: OUP, 1999), pp. vii–xxxi (p. xxviii). qxd 4/7/04 10:01 AM Page 29 RE-CREATION: LA HERMOSA ESTER 29 consejo ha tomado’ (I, 109), she is expressing how foolish the king was to heed the advice of his wise men. 52 As a comedia de tema religioso, La hermosa Ester naturally treats the theme of love not only in a human/physical context, but also from the aspect of the divine.