Divination on stage
Prophetic body signs in early modern theatre in Spain and Europe
Magicians, necromancers and astrologers are assiduous characters in the European golden age theatre. This book deals with dramatic characters who act as physiognomists or palm readers in the fictional world and analyses the fictionalisation of physiognomic lore as a practice of divination in early modern Romance theatre from Pietro Aretino and Giordano Bruno to Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Thomas Corneille.
KeywordsEarly modern Romance theatre; Spanish Golden Age drama; Divination; Occult sciences
ISBN9783110695755, 9783110695748, 9783110734805
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2021
Literature: history & criticism
Literary studies: plays & playwrights