Massinger’s The Renegado (1624) and The Spanish Marriage

Jowitt, Claire (2004) Massinger’s The Renegado (1624) and The Spanish Marriage. Cahiers Élisabéthains, 65 (1). pp. 45-53. ISSN 0184-7678

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Massinger's The Renegado is read as a political allegory concerning the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Buckingham's abortive mission to the Spanish court to woo the Infanta Maria. The characters of Donusa and Vitelli, Muslim princess and Venetian gentleman, are seen as representations of the Infanta and the Prince, and the ideological difficulties of their relationship are read as expressions of concern about the wisdom of the match. The Jesuit character of Francisco is shown to allegorise the Duke of Buckingham, and the politics of Massinger's unusually positive representation of a militantly Catholic figure are explored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: allégorie politique,conversion,miscegenation,métissage,patronage,political allegory,race,religion
Faculty \ School:
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022 06:32
DOI: 10.7227/CE.65.1.5

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