The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights) By Borja Ortiz de Gondra, Blanca Domenech, Sánchez Rodríguez Cover Image

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)


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From a colonial past to a precarious European present, this selection of works by contemporary writers challenges the accepted vision of the Spain to explore the national themes, historical legacies and modern-day concerns of a country of great geographical and cultural diversity.

A Basque History by Borja Ortiz de Gondra (2017 Max Award, Best Playwright) explores the impact of war, regional and national identity, language and culture on the Basque people of the Iberian north.

The Sickness of Stone by Blanca Domenech. An idealistic restoration expert clashes with an old-school pragmatist over the best way to acknowledge and heal the wounds of Spain's bloody and oppressive past.

Cuzco by V ctor S nchez Rodr guez. A Spanish couple travels to Peru to save their relationship, but find themselves confronted by post-colonial guilt, depression and disconnectedness.

The Greyhound by Vanessa Montfort. This comic tale of a homeless greyhound explores the clash between the EU's prosperous north and the austerity-stricken Mediterranean.

On The Edge by Julio Escalada explores the little-known underworlds of Spain's North African territories where the fight for survival leads to prejudice, volatility and violence.
William Gregory has translated over 100 plays and has worked for the Royal Court International Department as a translator, reader and advisor on many Spanish-language new writing projects since 2003. His translations have also been performed in the US, Ireland, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Germany and Austria, and several have been published. He has lectured on theatre translation, presented at translation events and written articles on the subject for journals in the UK and France. He is the Translation Managing Editor of The Theatre Times and a Visiting Research Associate at King's College London, working with the Spanish and Latin American Studies department on projects related to Ibero-American Theatre, including the Out of the Wings theatre collective.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786825827
ISBN-10: 1786825821
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: February 19th, 2019
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Playwrights