D.F., 52 obras en un acto

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Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006 - History - 654 pages
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Planteadas originalmente como un ejercicio relacionado con el magisterio del arte dramático, las "obras en un acto" de Emilio Carballido se han ido acumulando con el paso de los años hasta integrar 52. "Esta colección de textos dramáticos - dijo el autor - ha sido motivada por dos antiguos propósitos diversos. Uno, muy modesto, ofrecer a los estudiantes de actuación algún material Para sus exámenes. el otro, desmesurado: hacer un collage dramático, un caleidoscopio de pequeñas acciones a fin de retratar la visión muy personal que el autor tiene de su Distrito Federal, de su ciudad de México, una ciudad que crece y se transforma y evoluciona como un ser vivo." Entremeses de cultura urbana, estos ejercicios de presteza y puntería conforman ya una de las más amplias, vitales e intensas colecciones de postales literarias sobre la ciudad de México de fin del siglo XX.

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Contents

El final de un idilio
29
Escribir por ejemplo
71
Una mujer de malas
113
Copyright

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Emilio Carballido is known primarily as a playwright and one of the leaders of a movement that revitalized Mexican theater during the 1950s and 1960s. Previously, Mexican theater had been derivative of European models. Carballido is responsible for breaking from the traditional realistic drama and introducing a surrealistic, fantastic world (one to which the Mexican novel had already turned) into the theater. At the same time, Carballido probes the nature of reality and of human responsibility. The play Theseus in the volume The Golden Thread (1957), is a twentieth-century version of the Greek myth, in which Theseus takes full responsibility for his actions. Theseus willfully neglects to put up the white sail of victory on his return from killing the Minotaur so that his father will hurl himself from the Parthenon and he will become king. The Clockmaker from Cordoba is a wryly comic vision of the fallibility of justice and the weakness of humankind. Like all Carballido's work, ultimately The Clockmaker from Cordoba expresses an abiding faith in a weak but essentially striving humanity.

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