Women in the Theatre of Galdós: From Realidad (1892) to Voluntad (1895)

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Examines in depth the great Spanish novelist's turn to the stage in 1892 and his simultaneous shift in approach towards the roles of women in society. Particular attention is paid to the creation of and compromise involved in Galdós' dramatic debut, Realidad, which marks a significant turning point in both artistic and ideological terms. Analyzes through the contemporary drama of "the first period" the subsequent evolution of "la mujer nueva" on stage. All the relevant manuscripts, correspondence, and reviews available in the Casa-Museo and the Biblioteca Nacional have been studied in order to present as complete a picture as possible of this crucial phase in Galdós' career.

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