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Staging Sanctity: Moral Confusion in Pierre Troterel’s La Tragédie de Sainte Agnès

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Michael Meere

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalL' Esprit Createur: the international quarterly of French and Francophone studies
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Published2010

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Abstract

Reading Pierre Troterel's La Tragédie de sainte Agnès (1615) against Counter-Reformation discourses, "Staging Sanctity" argues that this depiction of the patron saint of virginity slips between praise and subversion, thus creating moral confusion between official doxae on sanctity and representations of martyrs on the early modern urban stage.

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