"Valor, agravio y mujer" y "El conde Partinuples" de Ana Caro: Una edicion critica.
Committee ChairGregg, Karl
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractOne of the few secular female writers of the Spanish Golden Age who received favorable criticism and was highly admired in her time was Ana Caro. However, even though critics and historians affirm that Ana Caro was a prolific writer only two of her plays are extant: Valor, agravio y mujer and El conde Partinuples. Today a few studies exist which treat the themes of Caro's play Valor, agravio y mujer, but there is no study of the versification or the internal structures of her work. Also, no comparative analysis has been made of the different editions found in various libraries. This study is divided into three chapters: the biography and literary production of Ana Caro; a critical analysis of the internal structures, and a separate chapter for the editions of Valor, agravio y mujer and El conde Partinuples with footnotes and bibliography. Chapter one traces the life of Ana Caro and calls attention to the accomplishments of this woman, in spite of an age which subordinated secular women to the narrow world of domestic life, she was able to rise above such limitations and create a work of art that in more than one way departed from the conventional forms of the Comedia of her time. The second chapter consists of a detailed investigation of the manuscripts and printed editions of the author's texts Valor, agravio y mujer and El conde Partinuples. This required the examination and comparison of all existing editions, the systematic ordering--from the earliest to the latest--and a study of the versification. This chapter also examines and discusses at length both Comedias. The last chapter consists of annotated editions of Valor, agravio y mujer and El conde Partinuples with proper emendations and the correct punctuation suggested. The dissertation concludes with an extensive appendix which includes a bibliography of the literary production of Ana Caro, versification charts of both plays, a summary of the graphic characteristics of the earliest manuscripts, and the diverse titles used in her play El conde de Partinuples. A list of the works cited closes the dissertation. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
Degree ProgramSpanish and Portuguese