"El conde Partinuplés," by Ana Caro Mallén de Soto, edited by Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas
Based on a book of chivalry, this Golden Age play with echoes of Calderón follows the tradition of the comedia nueva established by Lope de Vega. Ana Caro's drama reverses the gender role of the traditional Psyche and Cupid myth.
Rosaura, Empress of Constantinople, is asked by her vassals to marry and produce an heir to her realm to avoid conflict within her empire. As the characters are magically transported to an enchanted castle, themes of seduction, trust, and love are explored.
ISBN 978-1-58977-120-8 (PB) $20