Spanish Theater inaugurated this November 15 the dramatized readings to Jacinto Benavente, in homage to the famous author. The Margarita Xiegu Room hosts this cycle, when the 100 years of the Benavente Nobel Prize for Literature. They will be able to enjoy pinpricks, The happy and confident city, the foreign nest Y Titania. In addition, they have been reviewed by Xus de la Cruz, Ana Contreras, Aurora Parrilla, Itxaso Larrinaga, Amaranta Osorio, María Caudevilla, Alicia Montesquiu and Bibiana Monje from a more current perspective. It should also be noted that they will star figures such as Anabel Alonso, Fernando Delgado-Hierro, Ginés García Millán and Eduardo Velasco, Óscar Allo, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Javi Morán, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita.
Dramatized readings to Jacinto Benavente
The Margarita Xirgu Hall of the Spanish Theaterspace of the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council, presents next November 15 and until December 11 the cycle of dramatized readings dedicated to Jacinto Benavente on the occasion of the first centenary of the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to the author in 1922.
The cycle is made up of the texts pinpricks (November 15 to 20), The happy and confident city (22 to 27 November), the foreign nest (November 29 to December 4) and Titania (6 to 11 December)which have been adapted and directed by a cast of female directors and playwrights: Xus de la Cruz, Ana Contreras, Aurora Parrilla, Itxaso Larrinaga, Amaranta Osorio, María Caudevilla, Alicia Montesquiu and Bibiana Monje. The interpreters Eduardo Velasco, Ginés García Millán, Fernando Delgado-Hierro and Anabel Alonso will respectively star in these four readings, accompanied by the actors and actresses Óscar Allo, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Javi Morán, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita .
Thus, the Spanish Theater continues with the tribute to the famous playwright that began in October with the representation of The charm of an houran early work by Benavente that could be seen in this same room from October 14 to November 13 under the direction of Carlos Tuñón and starring Jesús Barranco and Patricia Ruz.
100 years of the Nobel Prize
Jacinto Benavente received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1922. “for having worthily continued the traditions of Spanish theater”. This cycle wants value the unknown dramaturgy of the author by rescuing four of his texts. With the foreign nestpremiered in 1894, Benavente begins a period of modernization of the Spanish theater that will last for the first two decades of the 20th century.
In The happy and confident citywritten in 1916, Benavente offers a second part of vested interestsat the same time that it represents, in a symbolic key, the political situation of Spain in relation to the conflict of the First World War. Titania, released in 1945 in Argentina, is a satire of the literary world in which the author ironizes about the intelligentsia that was not conducive to him. Finally, pinprickspremiered at the Teatro Español in 1933, performed by Margarita Xirgu and directed by Cipriano Rivas Cherif, director of the Teatro Español from 1930 to 1935, is a necessary reflection on the need for agreements on political and social criteria regarding education. it means.
From November 15 to 20
Dramaturgy: xus of the cross
Address: Ana Contreras
With: Eduardo Velasco, Óscar Allo, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Javi Morán, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita
Remigio returns to his native Spain after forty years living in America. During all this time, and with not little effort, he manages to make a fortune. His greatest illusion is to invest that money in improving the conditions in which the inhabitants of his town live. He believes that the best way to help is by building a dogma-free school that helps students think freely and encourages their autonomy.. Harassed by the demands of the living forces of the town, Remigio begins to wonder if the society he left behind, forty years ago, has evolved enough to “put light in heads and warmth in hearts”, because for him this is the only revolution possible. pinpricks He asks us if Benavente’s Spain was ready for such a revolution, even if we are now.
‘The happy and confident city’
From November 22 to 27
Dramaturgy: Aurora Grill
Address: Itxaso Larrinaga
With: Ginés García Millán, Óscar Allo, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Javi Morán, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita
Many years ago, a man was banished for rebelling against the war that his country advocated. Now he returns, pardoned by the governor, to find that his city is about to start a new war. The character would like this fiction, this farce, not to be the one you are going to see. He would like this version not to talk about the war as something contemporary, but as a legend. That his return after exile was a reunion with his family and being able to stay with them frozen in that scene in which the war has not yet broken out. History repeats itself, the answers are missing and he wonders if, perhaps, the question should not be changed.
‘Other people’s nest’
From November 29 to December 4
Dramaturgy: Amaranta Osorio
Address: Maria Caudevilla
With: Fernando Delgado-Hierro, Óscar Allo, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Javi Morán, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita
the foreign nest is a character comedy that talks about love, jealousy and the relationship between siblings. The play tells the story of two brothers, José Luis and Manuel, who meet again after a while. José Luis, married to María, suspects that his brother is having a relationship with his wife. This play premiered on October 6, 1894 at the Teatro de la Comedia, under the direction of Emilio Mario. For this tribute to Benavente at the Spanish Theater, the playwright Amaranta Osorio has adapted it, bringing it closer to today’s viewers, but maintaining the era in which it was written. In her staging, the director María Caudevilla uses some resources from the radio theater.
From December 6 to 11
Dramaturgy: Alicia Montesquiu
Address: Bibiana Monk
With: Anabel Alonso, Rubén Bustamante Coque, Karina Moscol, Cachito Noguera, María Ramos, Jaime Soler and Kunihito Tomita
A group of actors exiled in Argentina due to the civil war returns to Spain commissioned to act in Titaniathe great work of Jacinto Benavente, in a highly successful radio program that will broadcast the complete work to a live audience. At the same time, Jacobo Morcillo, Franco’s censor inspector, close friend of the Generalissimo and author of the fashionable song, La vaca lechera, wants to participate in one of the roles… What can go wrong? Titania It is the sharpest Benavente, one of his great criticisms of the difference in social classes, in an adaptation that draws on the characters of the Berlanguian universe.
The cycle of dramatized readings by Jacinto Benavente is a production of Teatro Españolwith assistant director of Victor Barahonasound space design of bald pillarset design Igone Tesocostume design Tania Tajadurawardrobe assistant Laura Coastallighting design Pilar Velasco and residence assistant director of Noelia Perez.
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Teatro Español honors Jacinto Benavente with a cycle of dramatized readings until December 11