Saint, soldier, writer: Spain celebrates forgotten women of its Golden Age

Posted by on June 7, 2020 3:56 am
Categories: Global Stories

Madrid exhibition highlights literary trailblazers including Ana Caro, who was paid to write a play as far back as 1638

Centuries after their deaths and months after their big moment was almost thwarted by Covid-19, a saint, a cross-dressing soldier, an early professional playwright and a group of intrepid nuns are the subject of an exhibition that celebrates the often overlooked female writers of Spain’s Golden Age.

While the names and works of male authors such as Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca and Lope de Vega live on, the same cannot always be said of the women who wrote around the same time.

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