Theresa Varney Kennedy

Françoise Pascal's Agathonphile martyr, tragi-comédie

An annotated Critical Edition
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Written at the end of the Counter Reformation, Francoise Pascal´s first play, Agathonphie martyr, tragi-comedie (1655), is an important transitional piece, marking the passage from religious drama as a moralizing device to that of a diversion, prompted by the growing influence of the société mondaine in Lyon. In her introduction, Kennedy examines how this play is characterized by a unique merging of two genres: the tragicomedy and the martyr play. This play also merits our attention in terms of new female characterization. Kenedy demonstrates how Pascal´s female martyr Triphine diverges from the traditionally "coldhearted" female martyr, as an independent thinker who speaks her heart, proclaiming the virtues of "constant" love.
Written at the end of the Counter Reformation, Francoise Pascal´s first play, Agathonphie martyr, tragi-comedie (1655), is an important transitional piece, marking the passage from religious drama as a moralizing device to that of a diversion, prompted by the growing influence of the société mondaine in Lyon. In her introduction, Kennedy examines how this play is characterized by a unique merging of two genres: the tragicomedy and the martyr play. This play also merits our attention in terms of new female characterization. Kenedy demonstrates how Pascal´s female martyr Triphine diverges from the traditionally "coldhearted" female martyr, as an independent thinker who speaks her heart, proclaiming the virtues of "constant" love.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-6416-0
EAN 9783823364160
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 239
Format kartoniert
Höhe 205
Breite 147
Ausgabename 16416
Auflagenname -11
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Theresa Varney Kennedy
Erscheinungsdatum 18.06.2008
Lieferzeit 2-4 Tage