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The Tears of SovereigntyPerspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama$
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Philip Lorenz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251308

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.001.0001

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Transformation: The Body Moves Out in Life Is a Dream

Transformation: The Body Moves Out in Life Is a Dream

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(p.153) Chapter 4 Transformation: The Body Moves Out in Life Is a Dream
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The Tears of Sovereignty
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Philip Lorenz

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0005

The chapter explores the conceptual and representational consequences of the multiple resistances and decompositions of sovereignty staged in Richard II, Measure for Measure, and Fuenteovejuna. What new figures of sovereignty emerge in the wake of the breakdown, reanimation and resistance of the body-of-power performed in the previous chapters± Calderón's answer marks a departure from the view of sovereignty as embodied in the sacred king and initiates a representational movement that will have important long term consequences as sovereignty begins to occupy increasingly abstract and fragmented forms.

Keywords:   Image, Allegory, Eschatology, Walter Benjamin, Theodicy

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