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Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

ISBN 9780367735579
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World explores the discourses that have linked theatrical performance and prevailing dictatorial regimes across Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. These are divided into three different approaches to theatre itself - as cultural practice, as performance, and as textual artifact - addressing topics including obedience, resistance, authoritarian policies, theatre business, exile, violence, memory, trauma, nationalism, and postcolonialism. This book draws together a diverse range of methodological approaches to foreground the effects and constraints of dictatorship on theatrical expression and how theatre responds to these impositions.

Table of Contents

Weaving the Luso-Hispanic Fabric: an Entangled World of Dictatorial Constraints and Theatrical Responses

Diego Santos Sánchez (Universidad de Alcalá)

| Policies/Practices |

Theatre Censorship and Foreign Drama in Estado Novo Portugal during the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War

Zsófia Gombár (Universidade de Lisboa)

Censorship on the Brazilian Scene: the "Distribution of the Sensible" and Art as a Political Force

Maria Cristina Castillo Costa and Walter de Sousa Junior (Universidade de São Paulo)

José Tamayo: Foreign Policy and Cultural Opportunism

Carey Kasten (Fordham University)

Galician Independent Theatre: a Breach in Franco's Dictatorship

Cilha Lourenço Módia (Universidade da Coruña)

The Aftermath of Dictatorship in Contemporary Basque Theatre

Arantzazu Fernández Iglesias (Universidad Nacional Española a Distancia, UNED)

| Performance |

Are All Tyrannies the Same? Rebellion Against Spanish Oppression as a Reenactment of Resistance to Totalitarianism in Marcos’ Philippines

Rocío Ortuño Casanova (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Puppet theatre as response to dictatorship in Catalonia and Chile

Cariad Astles (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama/University of Exeter)

Dagoll Dagom’s No hablaré en clase, a Postdramatic Response to Francoism

David Rodríguez Solás (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

The politics of community and place in o bando’s Nós Matámos o Cão Tinhoso!

Vanessa Silva Pereira (Independent Scholar)

| Texts |

Bridging Literary Traditions in the Hispanic World: Equatorial Guinean Drama and the Dictatorial Cultural-Political Order

Elisa Rizo (Iowa State University)

Soldiers Without Orders, Actors Without Stages: Carlos Manuel Varela’s Interrogatorio en Elsinore and Bosco Brasil’s Novas diretrizes em tempos de paz

Katya Soll (Baker University, Kansas, USA)

Complicitous Acts in Argentina’s Theater: La nona and De a uno

Ariel Strichartz (St. Olaf College)

Paraguay between Dictatorships: El Edificio, an Unknown Play by Josefina Plá

Yasmina Yousfi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Negotiating Sexuality and Censorship in Las sábanas by José Corrales

Lourdes Betanzos (Auburn University)

Appropriating the Past Under Somoza and the Sandinistas: the Polyvalent Sign of El Güegüence

E.J. Westlake (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)



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Diego Santos Sánchez is a researcher at the Universidad de Alcalá, Spain.