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Monday, April 27, 2020

Culture matters: Lluís Pasqual, Pedro Almodóvar and Spain’s Cultural Sector Respond to the Seeming Indifference of the Country’s Minister of Cul by Maria Delgado

There was a moment on April 7th when the vision for culture in Spain under Covid-19 looked pretty bleak. While a series of streaming options were offering salvation to a nation under lockdow…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Juan Mayorga: A View from Madrid by Maria Delgado

In late March, as Spain experienced the effects of Coronavirus lockdown, publishing house uÑa RoTa asked their authors—novelists, dramatists, poets, essayists—to film a video to post on…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Paranoia at the Fore in Steppenwolf’s Revival of Tracy Letts’s “Bug” by Maria Delgado

Tracy Letts’s Bug may be fourteen years old, but this tale of a couple convinced that they are suffering an insect infestation feels infinitely more topical now than when it was first seen…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Catalonia Under the Scalpel in Guillem Clua’s impressive “Justícia/Justice” by Maria Delgado

Guillem Clua has produced a varied body of work for the Catalan theatre. His plays sometimes have a feelgood quality, as with Smiley (2012), a queer love story for the twenty-first century. …

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Isabelita Perón in the Spotlight: “Happyland” at Buenos Aires’ Teatro San Martin by Maria Delgado

Alfredo Arias has been based in France for many decades now, but he is an increasingly frequent visitor to the Argentine stage—recent works seen in Buenos Aires include Tatuaje (English ti…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Trying to Transition with Asperger’s: Diego Casado Rubio’s “Millones de segundos/Millions of Seconds” by Maria Delgado

A performance for teenage schoolchildren of Diego Casado Rubio’s Millones de Segundos (English title: Millions of Seconds) at Teatro El Extranjero offered an opportunity to catch one of Bu…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Life on the Road: Mauricio Kartun’s “La vis cómica/A Humorous Streak” by Maria Delgado

There is no shortage of plays about troupes of traveling actors eking out a living on the road. To this collection of works now comes veteran Argentine dramatist Mauricio Kartun’s La vis c…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Colonialism, Farce and Absurdism: Ignacio Bartolone’s “Piedra sentada, pata corrida/Sitting Stone, Running Foot” by Maria Delgado

In 2013 Ignacio Bartolone created a buzz with his first play, Piedra sentada, Pata corrida (English title: Sitting Stone, Running Foot). He has gone on to establish himself as a key figure i…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Staging Forgotten Histories: “Kingdoms” at the Sarmiento Theatre by Maria Delgado

Romina Paula is perhaps best known outside Argentina for her work as an actress in seminal films such as Santiago Mitre’s El Estudiante (English title: The Student, 2011), Mariano Llinás…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

“Petróleo/Petroleum” Piel de Lava’s Performed Deconstruction of Masculinity by Maria Delgado

For many in the English-speaking world, the company Piel de Lava is known primarily for its work in Mariano Llinás’s 13+ hour epic, La flor (English title The Flower, 2016-18), a glorious…

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