La figura del morisco nella drammaturgia spagnola dei secoli XVI e XVII. Tra storia ed evoluzione letteraria

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The figure of the morisco in the Spanish dramaturgy of the 16th and 17th centuries. Between history and literary evolution

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The monograph proposes to examine the figure of the morisco within the Spanish theatrical dimension of the 16th and 17th centuries. The aim is to show that the Hispanic-Muslim character emerges, in the literary cases analyzed, as a reflection of a stereotypical image constructed by the members of the dominant community. A first part of the study focuses on the exposition of the historical circumstances that contributed to determine the cuestión morisca, identifying its primary points at a socio-political, geographical and economic level. In a second stage, the protagonist of the research is presented contextualizing it from a religious, cultural and social point of view. Attention then focuses on the analysis of the deformed representation of the morisco subject: the study of stereotyping mechanisms highlights the effectiveness of a project of discrimination and marginalization towards individuals belonging to the Spanish-Muslim minority. In order to verify whether the same processes were consolidated also in the literary discourse of the time, the figure is traced within the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque theater to then examine its characteristics and evolution. In the second part, therefore, the analysis focuses on the ways of depicting the Hispanic-Islamic character in the production of three significant authors of the Spanish theater of the second half of the sixteenth century: Diego Sánchez de Badajoz, Juan Timoneda and Lope de Rueda. Subsequently, the role played by the morisco in a corpus of nine comedies by Lope de Vega is observed, investigating, specifically, four aspects of the comic procedure which the Spanish playwright would seem to have used to reaffirm the social categorization also to literary level.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The figure of the morisco in the Spanish dramaturgy of the 16th and 17th centuries. Between history and literary evolution
Original languageItalian
PublisherLED Edizioni Universitarie
Number of pages362
Volume9
ISBN (Print)978-88-7916-838-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLINGUE E CULTURE

Keywords

  • Lope de Vega
  • estereotipo
  • moriscos
  • stereotipo
  • teatro español de los Siglos de Oro
  • teatro spagnolo dei Secoli d'Oro

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