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Cowen, Cheryl Lee Price, Woman in Spanish Culture
as Reflected in the Drama of Jacinto Benavente, Master
of Arts (Spanish), August, 1975, 104 pp., bibliography,
This is a study of the feminist content of the
dramas of Jacinto Benavente (1866-1954) whose dramatic
career spanned the same sixty years during which the most
spectacular feminist advances took place in Spain.
To this end twenty-nine plays are considered to
illustrate topically Benavente's conception of the nature
of Spanish women and his attitudes with regard to their
position in society.
It is concluded that Benavente in his first period
of dramatic output drew into focus the problems confront-
ing Spanish women in their culture, but in his second
period (after 1920), however, he failed to portray
adequately the modern female and her approach to the
changing environment. Nevertheless, at its best,
Benavente's drama constitutes a great contribution to
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Cowen, Cheryl Lee Price. Woman in Spanish Culture as Reflected in the Drama of Jacinto Benavente, thesis, August 1975; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663186/m1/2/: accessed July 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .