In my paper, I will discuss the two surviving plays of Spanish seventeenth-century playwright Ana Caro (1590-1646): El conde Partinuplés and Valor, agravio y mujer. Through both works, experiences of objectification as well as of a vulnerability imposed on the female body could be interpreted. My focus is put on how the female characters in these plays hide, disguise or frame their appearances and/or bodies in order to achieve their aims and desires. Accordingly, their bodies can be interpreted as strategically useful for these women in reach for their desired objects. Yet, the female body is nonetheless also in need of hiding or disguising, as if being a burden for these women in their active roles. Perhaps, then, we could read representations of a conflict in these plays; within the female agent one finds a battle between her desire and her physical self. In my paper, I will, thus, discuss these plays in terms of female responses to the literary context of Ana Caro’s time; how the female body and voice are thematized in her comedies.