Calderón de la Barca, a rebel?: On some interpretations of the representation of Peru in the calderonian theater

José Elías Gutiérrez Meza

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Part of the criticism has built the image of a critical Calderón and one even in open rebellion with the values and institutions of his time. Although these readings have focused mainly on his mythological plays, interpretations in this line have also been proposed for La Aurora en Copacabana, play in which the playwright represented the emergence of the Marian cult of Copacabana, as well as the Discovery, Conquest and Evangelization of Peru. This article questions the validity of two of such readings, one of which goes so far as to propose that Calderón denied the Evangelization of Peru.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)307-319
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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