Género, psicoanálisis y compromiso en Cinco maneras de morir (1982), de Carlota O’Neill

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'Five Ways to Die (Dialogues)' (1982) collects five thematically and
formally diverse short plays published by Carlota O’Neill during her
Mexican exile. On the one hand, the plays critically reveal the problems caused by the continuation of traditional gender roles in the host society. On the other hand, they connect with psychoanalytic theories and their way of dealing with trauma, oneiric worlds, and the psychological exploration of characters. Moreover, these dramatic texts highlight the author’s commitment to social and political reality. They also display her willingness to explore different expressive languages, ranging from costumbrist dialogues and elements from the symbolist and surrealist theatre to meta-theatrical resources and the construction of allegorical characters inspired by the classical tradition.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)81-102
JournalAnales de la Literatura Espanola Contemporanea
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Carlota O'Neill
  • theatre
  • exile
  • Spanish women exiles
  • Mexico
  • gender roles

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