Abstract

Luis de Góngora's Las firmezas de Isabela represents an attempt to rival Lope de Vega's dramatic formula. Góngora adopts many of the characteristics of the comedia nueva, but subverts the language of a typical Golden Age play by introducing the difficulty of his own poetic diction into the conventionality of the comedia. Through the manipulation of dialogue, monologue, and aside, the poet dramatizes the tension between Gongorine discourse and the dramatic formulas of the comedia de enredo. As a result, the play becomes a conscious exploration of the ambivalent relationship between poetry and drama during the seventeenth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-0928
Print ISSN
0007-5108
Pages
pp. 225-248
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-08
Open Access
No
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