Catalan Review

DEL DESERT A LA TERRA PROMESA: 40 ANYS DE LITERATURA DRAMÀTICA A BARCELONA

Catalan Review (1998), 18, (1-2), 231–236.

Abstract

Celebrated playwright Josep Maria Benet i Jornet offers a personally inflected overview of the last forty years of theater in Catalonia. A strong defender of textually based productions, Benet notes that the Catalan language, marginalized under Franco, does not exactly come booming center stage once the dictator disappears. Whether in its strictly commercial or more experimental and independent forms (or in combinations thereof), theater in Catalonia appeared to have little room for Catalan authors, living or dead. By the mid-1980s, however, the situation had changed, and the authors of theatrical works (Sergi Belbel, Lluïsa Cunillé, Carles Batlle, Jordi Galzeran, Jordi Sànchez, and others) were once again in demand in alternative, private, and public venues.

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Benet i Jornet, Josep Maria