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The dramatic work of Manuel and Antonio Machado

March 2010

This book collects the most unknown facet of the Machado brothers: their theatrical creation.

Both brothers influenced the Spanish scene in the first decades of the 20th century, to the point of constructing a theatrical theory that was reflected in the press of the time. The first writings of Manuel Machado date from 1916, in which he already spoke of "the great invention of the twentieth century", and which are understood in time until 1941, two weeks before the premiere of The man who died in the war, last Machado brothers drama. In the hundreds of newspaper articles, the stage life of the first third of the 20th century is portrayed through the theatrical chronicle, the scathing commentary or the most complimentary poetry.

Although Manuel and Antonio Machado have gone unnoticed by later critics, their seven original dramatic creations innovated and renewed within the Spanish stages paying great attention to the new theatrical currents.


The Oleanders. Unpublished manuscripts

March 2010

The book includes the full transcription of the working sketches of the Machado brothers' third original drama, Las Adelfas (1928) and a CD with the digitization of the originals. The play, one of the most relevant of all his dramaturgy, plays with meta-theatricality and Freudian psychology, very hot topics of those years. The playwright brothers said: "In addition, our comedy, which is in a way the epilogue of the drama, has an essential character who does not appear on stage, who cannot appear on stage because he died six years before the curtain rose. His mystery is not a theater mystery, but something more disturbing, which consists in the difficulty of putting according to the diversity of living mirrors that preserve their image, deformed and horrifying. "


Adriana Lecouvreur. Unpublished manuscripts

February 2011

The book collects the set of manuscripts of a theatrical work of which to date there was no news. These manuscripts do not contain the complete work (although they do contain all the digitized originals), but due to the limited absence of those that would presumably be missing, it is possible to guess the "gaps" that it leaves in the argument.

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