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Bad faith? The weak and feeble will of Antonio Coello's Elizabeth I

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A majority of the critics who have written about Coello’s El conde de Sex have expressed surprise at the play’s depiction of Elizabeth I, holding it to be a sympathetic portrayal that eschews the prejudices concerning the English queen held by seventeenth-century Spaniards. Mackenzie reads the character as praiseworthy even. This essay builds upon María Cristina Quintero’s reading of the play and supports her contention that, contrary to this majority view, El conde does partake of many of th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1353/boc.2018.0003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Medieval & Modern Lang Fac; Spanish
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Bulletin of the Comediantes Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of the Comediantes Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
1
Pages:
59-77
Publication date:
2018-12-13
Acceptance date:
2017-12-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1944-0928
ISSN:
0007-5108
Pubs id:
pubs:820462
URN:
uri:8ce5b72f-f229-47ac-87bf-9893f046ebb5
UUID:
uuid:8ce5b72f-f229-47ac-87bf-9893f046ebb5
Local pid:
pubs:820462
Language:
English

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