This study provides an examination of the Spanish novelist Perez Galdos' 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 Galdos' dramatic debut, "Realidad", which marks a significant turning point in both artistic and ideological terms. The study 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 CasaMuseo and the Biblioteca Nacional have been studied in order to present a comprehensive picture of this phase in Galdos' career.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd