La Danza Que Sueña la Tortuga

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Fondo de Cultura Economica, Jul 1, 2010 - 118 pages
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Escrita a mediados de los cincuenta, la epoca mas fructifera de Emilio Carballido, esta obra teatral relata la historia de una familia unida, a partir de la vida de dos de sus miembros: dos tias solteronas y la relacion que mantienen con uno de los jovenes del pueblo donde viven. Comedia de equivocos es, al mismo tiempo que entretenida, una protesta en contra del machismo, el provincianismo y las costumbres de la clase media mexicana. "El dramaturgo -decia el- debe descubrir los mecanismos sociales y las causas profundas, tanto psicologicas como los diversos determinantes que tiene el ser humano, y encontrar su sentido y relacion de los valores generales." Del tambien novelista, critico literario y cuentista, Sabina Berman escribio: "rara fue una obra suya que no tuviera exito y rara tambien una linea de texto suyo que no provocara precisamente lo que Carballido habia querido lograr en el espectador."
 

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En la historia de la dramaturgia mexicana
5
Estrenada en el Teatro La Comedia de la Ciudad de México
9
Acto Primero
13
Acto Segundo
52
Acto Tercero
92
Contraportada
121
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Emilio Carballido is known primarily as a playwright and one of the leaders of a movement that revitalized Mexican theater during the 1950s and 1960s. Previously, Mexican theater had been derivative of European models. Carballido is responsible for breaking from the traditional realistic drama and introducing a surrealistic, fantastic world (one to which the Mexican novel had already turned) into the theater. At the same time, Carballido probes the nature of reality and of human responsibility. The play Theseus in the volume The Golden Thread (1957), is a twentieth-century version of the Greek myth, in which Theseus takes full responsibility for his actions. Theseus willfully neglects to put up the white sail of victory on his return from killing the Minotaur so that his father will hurl himself from the Parthenon and he will become king. The Clockmaker from Cordoba is a wryly comic vision of the fallibility of justice and the weakness of humankind. Like all Carballido's work, ultimately The Clockmaker from Cordoba expresses an abiding faith in a weak but essentially striving humanity.

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