Middlebury

SPAN6793

Pol & Violence:Span Am Theater

Theatre of Crisis: Politics, Violence, & Memory in Spanish America

This course offers an examination of the pervasive topic of violence and its relation to politics in contemporary Spanish American theatre from the second half of the 20th-Century to the present. We will center our discussions on three controversial and debated issues: 1) The role of politics within the discourse of theatre, 2) the implications and repercussions of staging the violence experienced by the members of society, 3) and the victims’ attempts to face their violent past by preserving memory. In this way Spanish American theatre bears witness and documents the struggle for human rights in the region and the need to never forget. (1 unit)
/Readings/
La maestra (Colombia) – Enrique Buenaventura
La noche de los asesinos (Cuba 1965) – José Triana (Cuba)
Información para extrajeros (Argentina 1973) – Griselda Gambaro
La pasión según Antígona Pérez (Puerto Rico 1968) – Luis Rafael Sánchez
El señor Galíndez (Argentina 1973) – Eduardo Pavlovsky
El juego (Venezuela 1976) – Mariela Romero
Pedro y el Capitán (Uruguay 1979) – Mario Benedetti
Potestad (Argentina1985)
El viaje de los cantores (México 1988) – Hugo Salcedo (ver web)
La muerte y la doncella (Chile 1990)– Ariel Dorfman
Cuarteto (Argentina 1991) – Eduardo Rovner

Required texts: Eds. Frank Dauster, Leon Lyday, & George Woodyard, 9 dramaturgos hispanoamericanos: Antología de teatro hispanoamericano del siglo XX: Tomo I (La noche de los asesinos) (Ottawa: Girol Books 2nd ed., 1983 or most recent ISBN0-919659-37-3); Luis Rafael Sanchez, La passion segun Antigona Perez 16th ed., (Rio Piedras, PR: Editorial Cultural, 2000 or most recent ISBN 84-399-3092-5); Griselda Gambaro, Teatro 2: Información para extranjeros (Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la Flor, 1987 or most recent ISBN T.2 950-515-404-6).
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN6793A-L15 Lecture (Melendez)

Summer 2012

SPAN6793A-L12 Lecture (Melendez)

Summer 2010

SPAN6793A-L10 Lecture (Melendez)