Las mujeres de Lillian Hellmanuna voz poderosa en un teatro de hombres

  1. González Crespán, Araceli
Asparkia: Investigació feminista

ISSN: 1132-8231

Ano de publicación: 2012

Título do exemplar: Mujeres a escena. Dramaturgas estadounidenses contemporáneas

Número: 23

Páxinas: 49-72

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Asparkia: Investigació feminista


Lillian Hellman is the most famous woman playwright in her time. The originality and appeal of her texts lie on the abundant representation of female characters as the centre of the stage. She is a woman of her time, dealing with contemporary political and social issues. The domestic realm in her plays is the perfect milieu for inequality, and this is more so in the case of women struggling for freedom and independence. An analysis of some of the most relevant female characters in her plays will allow the reader to experience some of the great events of three key decades of the past century with a female perspective and to reassess the situation of women in a society which confines them to secondary roles.

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