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Barcelona, the cultural epicenter of Catalunya, is presently experiencing the most dynamic and polemical period in its modern theater history. It is the commanding hub of an energetic theater scene that in recent years has witnessed an exuberant outpouring of new dramatists, a steady crescendo in theater attendance, and a continual increase in the international presence of Catalan directors, playwrights, and companies. The path along which the contemporary Catalan stage has struggled to recover and reconstitute the professional legitimacy and visibility that it lost during the Franco dictatorship has been a complex process. In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona describes the public and private dramas, crucial moments, and even some of the back stories that have shaped the theatrical life of the city of Barcelona in the aftermath of the dictatorship. It also considers at length several key companies, playwrights, theatrical works, and performances that have contributed in significant ways to the recuperation of the Catalan stage during the democratic period.

ISBN

9780838757222

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Bucknell University Press

City

Lewisburg, PA

Keywords

Catalan studies, Barcelona theater life, Catalan stage, Catalan literature, Catalan theatre

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

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Listen to Podcasts@Boatwright and hear Dr. Sharon Feldman discuss In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona.

Read the introduction to the book by linking to the Read More button above.

Honorary Designation: Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies / Premi Crítica Serra d’Or de Catalanística, 2010

In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona

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