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Performing Conversion: Cities, Theatre and Early Modern Transformations

José R. Jouve Martin and Stephen Wittek


This volume asks, how did theatrical practice shape the multiplying forms of conversion that emerged in early modern Europe? Each chapter focuses on a specific city or selection of cities, beginning with Venice, then moving to London, Mexico City, Tlaxcalla, Seville, Madrid, Amsterdam, Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne (among others). Collectively, these studies establish a picture of early modernity as an age teeming with both excitement and anxiety over conversional activity. In addition to considering the commercial theatre that produced professional dramatists such as Lope de Vega and Thomas Midd ... More

Keywords: Theatre, Conversion, Early Modern Period, Identity, Religion, Performance, Cities, Europe, Colonial Latin America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474482721
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José R. Jouve Martin, editor
McGill University

Stephen Wittek, editor
Carnegie Mellon University