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Hercules and the King of Portugal : icons of masculinity and nation in Calderón's Spain

Author: Dian Fox
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: New Hispanisms
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scrutinizes ways that gender performances of two male icons of the early modern Iberian Peninsula are structured to express enduring nationhood, in theater and other genres"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fox, Dian.
Hercules and the King of Portugal.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018028074
(OCoLC)1057240687
Named Person: Sebastião, King of Portugal; Hercules, (Roman mythological character); Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Heracles, (Greek mythological character); Hercules, (Roman mythological character); Sebastião, King of Portugal
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dian Fox
ISBN: 9781496212153 1496212150 9781496212177 1496212177
OCLC Number: 1077292213
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 303 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Honor, gender, and (Spanish) nation --
Part 1. Hercules. Hercules Hispanicus --
The deaths of Hercules --
Hercules redux : transvestism and the hombre esquivo --
Part 2. King Sebastian. En route to King Sebastian --
The once and future king : Sebastian and Sebastianisms --
Staging Sebastian : the body that mattered --
Conclusions.
Series Title: New Hispanisms
Responsibility: Dian Fox.

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Investigates how representations of masculinity figure in the fashioning of Spanish national identity, scrutinizing ways that gender performances of two early modern male icons - Hercules and King  Read more...

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