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Stages of Exile: Spanish Republican Exile Theatre and Performance

Stages of Exile: Spanish Republican Exile Theatre and Performance

by Helena Buffery (Editor)


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This book brings together twelve specially commissioned essays that showcase current research on Spanish Republican exile theatre and performance, including work by some of the foremost scholars in the field. Covering a range of periods, geographical locations and theatrical phenomena, the essays are united by the common question of what it means to 'stage exile', exploring the relationship between space, identity and performance in order to excavate the place of theatre in Spanish Republican exile production.
Each chapter takes a particular case study as a starting point in order to assess the place of a particular text, practitioner or performance within Hispanic theatre tradition and then goes on to examine the case study's relationship with the specific sociocultural context in which it was located and/or produced. The authors investigate wider issues concerning the recovery and performability of these documentary traces, addressing their position within the contemporary debate over historical and cultural memory, their relationship to the contemporary stage, the insights they offer into the experience and performance of exile, and their contribution to contemporary configurations of identity and community in the Hispanic world. Through this commitment to interdisciplinary debate, the volume offers a new and invigorating reimagination of twentieth-century Hispanic theatre from the margins.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034302630
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 09/08/2011
Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies: The Arts, Literature, and Identity , #3
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Helena Buffery lectures on contemporary Hispanic culture at University College Cork. Her research interests are in modern and contemporary Hispanic theatre and performance, translation studies and Catalan studies. She has published widely in these fields and recently completed an AHRC-funded project entitled ‘Staging Exile: Migration and Diaspora in Hispanic Theatre and Performance Cultures’.

Table of Contents

Contents: Manuel Aznar Soler: Españoles en Francia: An Unpublished Play by Álvaro de Orriols - Nigel Dennis: The Civil War in Exile: Poetry and Politics in José Bergamín's La niña guerrillera - Francisca Montiel: An Intertextual Return: Álvaro Arauz's Entre Medina y Olmedo - Duncan Wheeler: ¿La película duende?: María Teresa León, Rafael Alberti and Alternative Traditions of Resurrecting Golden Age Drama - Laura Lonsdale: Don Juan in Exile - Samuel Llano: Exile, Resistance and Heteroglossia in Robert Gerhard's Flamenco - Maria Josep Ragué Arias: Myth and Exile in the Work of José Martín Elizondo - Montserrat Roser I Puig: Nostalgia and Exoticism in El ben cofat i l'altre by Josep Carner - David García Vidal: Exile and the Theatre of the Galician Diaspora - José Ángel Sainz: Staging Return: Max Aub's Theatre of Broken Dreams - Maria Delgado: Performing Exile: María Casares - Helena Buffery: Effigies of Return in Spanish Republican Exile Theatre and Performance Cultures.

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