This thesis proposes an anachronistic, imagined production of Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla´s Golden Age play, Lo que quería ver el marqués de Villena. Using the story of a mujer varonil, I intend to address a problematic aspect of Brigham Young University´s (BYU) culture—specifically the pressure that women at the university face to choose between a family life and continuing their education. The imagined production utilizes seventeenth-century-style costumes and set contrasted with a General English dialogue to provide the theoretical audience a better emotional, physical and intellectual understanding of the mujer varonil protagonist whose story reflects an issue that many women at BYU face. This thesis begins with an introduction explaining a problematic aspect of BYU´s culture and the reason that this production of Lo que quería ver el marqués de Villena could assist students and faculty at the university in addressing said issue. Following the introduction, each chapter will provide both an analysis of the theatrical element and a description of the theatrical element in the proposed production.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Call, Morgan Ann, "An Anachronistic Proposal: An Imagined Production of Lo que quería ver el marqués de Villena" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8422.
mujer varonil, Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Golden Age theater, theatrical production