Abstract

Abstract:

In the pages ahead, I examine how La cisma de Ingalaterra presents a characteristically Calderonian compression of dramatic space and time. This tragedy, which dramatizes the story of dynastic intrigue and religious division in Tudor England, unfolds almost exclusively in a courtly space, construed as a claustrophobic hotbed of conspiracy and conflict, where a succession of fateful events occurs without pause, culminating in the play's sorrowful conclusion. An analysis of the tragic drama's poetic inner workings reveals how meters accent the significance of dramatic space and time to define the principal characters and dramatic situations of La cisma, yielding echoes and intricate symmetries throughout the text.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-0928
Print ISSN
0007-5108
Pages
pp. 93-110
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-27
Open Access
No
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