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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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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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Biography

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