The Role of Technology in Creative Productions by José Moreno Arenas and Pedro Almodóvar: Keep the Change, Doll and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

By Polly J. Hodge.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This essay focuses on the correlation between a play by José Moreno Arenas and a film by Pedro Almodóvar as regards the implementation of technology in their work. I propose that the interaction between the characters and their technological environments leads them on a road to destruction and chaos in a world manipulated by machines. Technology plays a key role in these works and functions as a controlling agent that serves as a vehicle for providing critical commentaries on Spanish culture and society.

Keywords: Technology, Theater, Cinema, José Moreno Arenas, Pedro Almodóvar

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 12, pp.137-146. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.139MB).

Prof. Polly J. Hodge

Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Languages, Chapman University, Orange, California, USA

Polly Hodge is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Chapman University in California. She has also taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She received her Ph.D. from UC Irvine in 1995 and currently holds the position of Associate Editor for the bilingual theater journal Gestos: Teoría y Práctica del Teatro Hispánico. She has published articles on photography and theater and on contemporary Spanish playwrights, as well as literary intertextuality and its metaphorical significance in theater.

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