Figures of Arithmetic: Numeracy, Calculation, and Accounting in the Comedia

Book Section (Chapter)

Paying critical attention to reckoning, accounting, and managing gives us the opportunity to examine how numeracy and the logic of calculation operates on and off the stage. The stage exists as a matrix of figures where numbers imbue the dramatic form, mediate the interactions among characters, quantify emotions, and displays in the unlimited capacity to transform social relations into abstract numerical equivalents. Studied Playwrights include Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, and Tirso de Molina

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vilches, E

Cited Editors

  • García Santo-Tomás, E

Published Date

  • March 4, 2019

Book Title

  • Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain


  • 7

Start / End Page

  • 179 - 209

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Toronto

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1487504055

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781487504052