Biodrama: Sobre el teatro de la vida y la vida del teatro

Authors

  • Óscar Cornago

Keywords:

Specific Literature, Latin American literature, Time Period, 1900-1999, Literary Genre, drama, Other Terms, (role of) theatricality, (relationship to) public theater, (in) Buenos Aires

Abstract

The evolution of modern art can be understood as a search for a dialogue increasingly associated with a non-intellectualized reality, at the same time that an excess of fictions suggests certain insufficiencies. The cycle of biodramas sponsored by Viviana Tellas through the public theatre of Buenos Aires represented an invitation to different theatre practitioners to work on living people in Argentina. The interesting thing is that, to talk about life in the raw sense, these works were obligated to reflect on their own theatrical functions, thus manifesting the theatricality implicit in life itself. This essay reflects on the concept of theatricality through these works, suggestive of the new directions of scenic creation in the search for a greater sense of reality. (OC)

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Published

2005-09-01

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