Page extent: 312
ISBN: 9781786825827
Binding: Paperback

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays

William Gregory

Translated by William Gregory
Paperback (30 Oct 2018)

From a colonial past to a precarious European present, this selection of works by contemporary writers challenges the accepted vision of the Spain to explore the national themes, historical legacies and modern-day concerns of a country of great geographical and cultural diversity.

 A Basque History by Borja Ortiz de Gondra (2017 Max Award, Best Playwright) explores the impact of war, regional and national identity, language and culture on the Basque people of the Iberian north. 

The Sickness of Stone by Blanca Domenech. An idealistic restoration expert clashes with an old-school pragmatist over the best way to acknowledge and heal the wounds of Spain's bloody and oppressive past.

Cuzco by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez. A Spanish couple travels to Peru to save their relationship, but find themselves confronted by post-colonial guilt, depression and disconnectedness.

The Greyhound by Vanessa Montfort. This comic tale of a homeless greyhound explores the clash between the EU's prosperous north and the austerity-stricken Mediterranean.  

On The Edge by Julio Escalada explores the little-known underworlds of Spain's North African territories where the fight for survival leads to prejudice, volatility and violence.


Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786825827
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 312


On Cuzco at Theatre 503:

"Living European writers are so rarely seen on the insular British stage that it is refreshing to encounter this work by the young Valencian playwright, Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez...  an odd, intriguing play... distinctly Spanish." The Guardian