The Mountain Girl
Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain
This volume, edited by Nieves Romero-Diaz and Lisa Vollendorf, presents ten plays by three leading women playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. Included are four bawdy and outrageous comic interludes; a full-length comedy involving sorcery and chivalry; and five short religious plays satirizing daily life in the convent. Read more.
Remaking the Comedia
This volume, co-edited with Susan Paun de Garcia, brings together 26 essays from the world's leading scholars and practitioners of Spanish Golden Age theater. Examining the wide variety of ways that Spanish comedias have been re-envisioned, and reinvented, the book makes the case that adaptation is a crucial lens for understanding the performance history of the genre. Read more.
Marta the Divine
Tirso de Molina's Marta the Divine (c. 1614-15) is a spirited farce about an ingenious young woman who fakes a religious conversion in order to avoid an arranged marriage and sneak herl lover into her house, right under her father's nose,. This bilingual edition presents the play for the first time ever in English. Read more.
Jealous of Herself
Tirso de Molina's Jealous of Herself (c. 1622-23) is a witty and haunting comedy about a woman forced to assume an alter ego -- a mysterious veiled lady -- in order to live up to the fantasy of the ideal woman imposed upon her by her fiance. This bilingual edition presents the play for the first time ever in English. Read more.
Staging the Jew
This volume uncovers the roots of Jewish characterization in popular culture by investigating a forgotten era in American show business. His book sheds light on figures such as M.D. Curtis, David Warfield, and other early Jewish performers who were instrumental in creating the image of the Jew on the American stage. Read more.