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by Fernando. Arrabal

eBook Guernica and Other Plays download ISBN: 0394622847
Author: Fernando. Arrabal
Publisher: Grove Press; First Evergreen Ed. edition (July 1986)
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Fernando Arrabal Terán (born August 11, 1932) is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist, and poet. He was born in Melilla and settled in France in 1955.

Fernando Arrabal Terán (born August 11, 1932) is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist, and poet. Regarding his nationality, Arrabal describes himself as "desterrado", or "half-expatriate, half-exiled"

Guernica, and other plays. by. Arrabal, Fernando.

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Guernica and Other Plays book. The celebrated Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, who lived in Madrid under the oppression of the Franco regime, writes passionately of human atrocity and of hope. This collection of plays embodies Arrabal’s theatre of panic, named after the god Pan.

The celebrated Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, who lived in Madrid under the oppression of the Franco regime, writes passionately of human atrocity and of hope. This collection of plays embodies Arrabal's "theatre of panic," named after the god Pan. The homme panique is a man who refuses to take risks, who avoids danger and therefore heroism, who avoids the irreparable act, but who, ironically, is caught up in a world of chance that forces him to make choices

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Book Info: Guernica and Other Plays. Author: Fernando Arrabal. Publisher: ISBN: 0802151221. Typography: The Book Cover Archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design

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Guernica and Other Plays:. has been added to your Cart. Fernando Arrabal's plays are funny, absurd and cruel. They are filled with atrocities, but played out in such an asurd way that they become readable and interesting. Most of his plays are a reaction to his experience of the Spanish civilil war in the 1930s. One of the plays in this collection is the basis for one of his films: Walk Like A Crazy Horse.

Guernica and Other Plays. ISBN 9780394173184 (978-0-394-17318-4) Softcover, Grove Press, 1969. Find signed collectible books: 'Guernica and Other Plays'. La pietra della follia. Coauthors & Alternates.

Nice cover with no markings or tears; one crease on front cover, lower bottom corner. Tight binding, reinforced spine. No markings. No odor. Former library book with call number sticker neatly removed (card pocket remains on inside back cover). Normal library markings on title page.
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Thomeena
Fernando Arrabal's plays are funny, absurd and cruel. They are filled with atrocities, but played out in such an asurd way that they become readable and interesting. Most of his plays are a reaction to his experience of the Spanish civilil war in the 1930s. One of the plays in this collection is the basis for one of his films: Walk Like A Crazy Horse.

I wish to see more from this playwright, both in writing and on stage.
lets go baby
A sort of pale cross between Ionesco and Beckett, Fernando Arrabal is not quite as outrageously absurd as the one or as bleakly ((and blackly)) comic as the other. Still, as derivative as they often seem, these plays are well worth reading and a good deal of fun, too. Arrabal is a playwright of social and political criticism more than existential despair. War, institutional injustice, and poverty concern him more than our place--or lack of one--in the cosmos.

*Guernica,* the title play, is an imaginative dramatization based on the Picasso painting of the same name. It is probably, in its symbolic/allegorical conciseness the most powerful of the group collected here, but probably also the play that loses most on the page. The others depend a little less on the pantomime of the characters--the now familiar hapless bourgeoisie and comical tramps who inhabit the dramas of Ionesco and Beckett respectfully.

Perhaps what does separate Arrabal from his better-known contemporaries is the more pronounced "dream-logic" of his dialogues--characters engage each other in a kind of nonsense language and take with hardly a shrug even death itself. This gives the plays a nightmarish quality as if the characters themselves don't consider themselves real enough to worry about their fates, no matter how awful. Their lives--and their deaths--don't belong to them, but to the state, represented by their coercive functionaries, the military and the police. Struggle against these forces is futile and where any is made it is swiftly stifled by linguistic absurdity: an implacably twisted logic that reinterprets common sense and defies even the evidence of one's own eyes.

All in all, Arrabal is probably not essential reading as are Beckett and Ionesco, in whose works most of Arrabal's themes are treated with greater power and originality, but these plays do have a quirky charm of their own and offer a variation, if slight, on what is by now a fairly well-known theme.
Still In Mind
The dazzling panic of Arrabal kisses indiscriminately, gropes in a circle and stumbles into furniture for the benefit of circles, the act of being kissed, and to edify furniture. The clown's revenge molested in a bed of art. Nobel Prize finalist. Poet of the upside-down cacophy.
Kefym
I loved this book. It was quirky and compassionate with lots to think about. Like Ionesco and absurdist playwrights, Arrabal shows us our world in a mirror of truth wtih compelling metaphors and solid characters.