By Jennifer Duprey
In The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral, Jennifer Duprey examines 5 modern performs from Barcelona: Olors and Testament by means of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Antígona via Jordi Coca, Forasters through Sergi Belbel, and Temptació by means of Carles Batlle. She argues that during either the theatrical textual content and its functionality an aesthetics of the ephemeral materializes that's concerning particular manifestations of cultural and ancient reminiscence in Spain and Catalonia. those manifestations of reminiscence contain ancient matters resembling the potential for one other type of justice in predicaments of violence after the Civil warfare, and so they comprise modern matters similar to the creation of ruins by means of the strategies of gentrification in Barcelona, the complexity of immigration in Spain, and the destruction or maintenance of Catalan cultural legacies. In her research of those subject matters, Duprey engages and expands on theories relating to questions of subjectivity and identification in overdue modernity. This booklet should be of curiosity to these excited by Iberian cultural stories and with how theater displays on and contributes to modern political dialogue.
Jennifer Duprey is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Catalan reviews at Rutgers University–Newark.
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