By Margaret Boyle
In the 1st in-depth research of the interconnected relationships between public theatre, custodial associations, and girls in early sleek Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted via ladies either off and on degree. Pairing old narratives and archival documents with canonical and non-canonical theatrical representations of women’s deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women’s performances of penitence and punishment might be thought of a major factor in early sleek Spanish life.
Boyle considers either real-life websites of rehabilitation for girls in seventeenth-century Madrid, together with a prison and a magdalen residence, and ladies onstage, the place she identifies 3 precise representations of woman deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores those archetypal figures that allows you to display the methods a number of playwrights touch upon women’s non-normative relationships to the subjects of marriage, intercourse, and violence.