Las autoras dramáticas españolas del exilio republicano de 1939 como protagonistas teatrales: Hacia la construcción de una genealogía

Luisa García-Manso*

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The past fifteen years have seen the appearance of several plays in Spain based on historical women from the Republican Exile of 1939. They reveal how contemporary society and, particularly, women writers react against the oblivion suffered by their foremothers in history, thus creating a feminist genealogy. The protagonists of these dramas are women such as Clara Campoamor, Victoria Kent and Mercè Rodoreda, who fought for women's emancipation and played a pioneering role in the arts, politics and the sciences. These plays offer today's audiences new perspectives on women in the past and the present. We analyse two clear examples: Y María, tres veces amapola, María⋯ (2002) by Maite Agirre, and Concha Méndez, una moderna de Madrid (2010) by Diana Raznovich. They portray respectively the lives of María Lejárraga (María Martínez Sierra) and Concha Méndez.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)885-899
Number of pages15
JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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