Clothes Unmake the Woman: The Idiosyncrasies of Cross-dressing in Ana Caro's Valor, agravio y mujer

Friedman, Edward H.
October 2008
Confluencia;Fall2008, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p162
Academic Journal
An essay on cross-dressing in the published play "Valor, agravio y mujer" written by Ana Caro is presented. Cross-dressing in Spanish drama, male playwrights in Spain, and male versus female communities are discussed alongside illustrations of the character Leonor/Leonardo in the Comedia. The author highlights moments of idiosyncratic masculinity in Caro's play. Feminism and the dynamics of women dramatists are also explored.


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