University of Mississippi

El Nuevo teatro español y latinoamericano. Un studio transatlantic: 1960 – 1980

Abstract

El Nuevo teatro español y latinoamericano.  Un studio transatlantic:  1960 – 1980, was published by the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American

Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004.  The book explores the alleged “alternative theatre” – a counterpoint to commercial theatre – of José Sanchis Sinisterra from Spain and Enrique Buenaventura from Colombia.  The alternative theatre of these two decades functions as a vehicle of dissent against the authoritarian pressure of the dictatorial governments of the era.  The book also examines several theatrical festivals in Spain, Chile, and Argentina.  All three countries were living under dictatorships during the period under study, and the festivals provided a forum for dissent against these repressive regimes.  The Latin American festivals also included performances by Spanish groups, and thus truly represented a forum for the exploration of Ibero-American relations, history, and collective identity.