[Autom. eng. transl.] Nine are the comedies of Lope de Vega in which the Moorish can be considered as an active figure of the dramatic entanglements. In them, the Phoenix presents to the public a character that corresponds basically to a distorted image of the real subject: the author seems to use, effectively, the features of the distorted "monigote" conceived by some strata of the political-social environment of the time to adjust them to their own theatrical logic and provide an essentially comic theatrical figure. Lope would realize his dramatic purpose through the use of four parameters: the choice of the name of Arab origin, the process of conversion to Christianity, references to the consumption of wine and bacon and the use of Moorish jargon. The present work focuses, therefore, on the observation of the stereotyped attributes that constitute the backbone of each examined figure, and also reflects on the meaning of the comic procedure that the author subtly handles in all the works of the analyzed corpus.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] "What are people who eat rice, / raisins, figs and alcuzcuz": the construction of the stereotypical image of the Moorish in nine comedies by Lope de Vega|
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Anuario Lope de Vega|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Lope de Vega