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Using the psychoanalytical concept of the paternal function, this article will explore the ways in which two similar plays, Lo que son mujeres by Francisco Rojas Zorilla and El desdén con el desdén by Agustín Moreto diverge in their endings, hinging on the function, or lack thereof, [...]

Abstract

This paper analyses the treatment of Cleopatra’s myth in five plays —four Spanish and one Italian— of the seventeenth century. The elements used for my analysis are the proverbial beauty of the Egyptian Queen and her suicide. The ways of expressing them provide guidelines to [...]