Theatre in Madrid and Barcelona, 1892-1936: Rivals Or Collaborators?

Front Cover
University of Wales Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 235 pages
0 Reviews
Between 1892 and 1936, Spanish society witnessed many momentous transformations, including the development of a Catalan consciousness and the emergence of Barcelona as a major industrial and cultural center. At the same time, theater in Spain underwent significant changes as teatro poetico and the avant-garde challenged both the naturalistic and commercial theaters. This book examines theatrical practice in both cities and the relationship between them. Using contemporary newspaper reviews, the performance and reception of selected Spanish, Catalan, and foreign plays is analyzed against the background of sociopolitical and cultural developments in the period and the growth of a specifically Catalan national and linguistic identity.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Foreign Theatre in Madrid and Barcelona
Reception of Catalan Theatre in Madrid and Barcelona
Reception of Spanish Theatre in Barcelona and Madrid

2 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

David George is Reader in Hispanic Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Bibliographic information