Fernando Arrabal is a precocious year-old child who sits on the floor and tells totally made-up stories about the outside world. They eddy and change color, from ridiculous to obscene to puerile; but stars keep falling into them. As a playwright, Mr. As a novice film maker, he charges the medium head on. There is a lot of damage any halfway competent movie director could have warned him about; and a measure of splintered brilliance that no halfway competent movie director could have dreamed of.
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The homme panique is a man who refuses to take risks, who avoids danger and therefore heroism, who avoids the irreparabl 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. 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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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 01, Lisajean rated it it was ok Shelves: spain , plays. I generally love Theatre of the Absurd, but these plays were a slog to read. It was like Arrabal consistently fell short of the effect he was aiming for.
Dec 09, Hasan Abbasi rated it really liked it Shelves: ebook-reader , plays. Dec 21, Kirk rated it liked it. So the version I have is a little different than this one. My copy has the following plays and shows a man blowing up a balloon a scene from Guernica on the cover. The plays are all relatively short. The redundancy with which the plays start off cha So the version I have is a little different than this one.
The redundancy with which the plays start off characters repeating phrases and movements seems to be a common trope that seems to serve little function, for example. It just feels like the authors were pulling the dialogue out of their ass without any concern about the actual direction of the play. I thought Guernica was alright, despite these issues. It showed that even in the face of tragedy, humans can be hopelessly steeped in the mundane.
The Labyrinth started with an interesting concept, a maze of old clothes. By the time you get to the end, it seems the message is to trust no one, which is fair enough. Picnic on the Battlefield was nice. Not much repetitive dialog here, and it is genuinely absurd. In this one a family comes to have a picnic with their son on the battlefield. They take a prisoner, and everything is handled in such a matter-of-fact manner that is counterintuitive during a battle.
It really works well to show us the disparity between normal life and the absurdity of war. I did not read The Bicycle.
I feel like three plays is enough to get a taste for his work for now. Mar 18, Ray rated it did not like it Shelves: own , drama. Absolutely grotesque for the sake of being grotesque. His obscenities are so excessive and they only succeed in drawing disgust, which may have been the intention but such a thing fails to be at all meaningful.
Apr 05, Fares rated it really liked it. I just read Guernica not other plays. Apr 04, Ali rated it liked it Shelves: modern-plays. May 19, Brendan Shea rated it it was ok. Dec 09, Natanya rated it really liked it Shelves: around-the-world , plays , school. I only actually read The Labyrinth, but I enjoyed it. I hope to read the rest at some point. Madeline rated it really liked it Sep 01, Vngel rated it really liked it Aug 03, Marcel Hidalgo rated it liked it Dec 04, Oliver rated it really liked it Nov 25, Megan rated it really liked it Dec 25, Ata rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Christopher Kidder-mostrom rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Jordan West rated it really liked it Mar 13, Plainwater rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Rani rated it liked it Jul 29, Flavio rated it did not like it Jul 28, Chrissy rated it really liked it Mar 16, Nate Zalazar rated it liked it Jan 08, Ellie rated it really liked it Jan 24, Matt rated it it was ok Sep 08, Max rated it really liked it Jul 06, Jeff rated it really liked it Jul 19, Vincent Neree rated it really liked it Mar 31, Kristjhan rated it it was amazing Apr 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Guernica & Other Plays
Hard to believe, but Fernando Arrabal , the surrealist playwright and poet, is apparently the first Spaniard to have made a film about the Spanish Civil War. When they did, they had to resort to symbols and indirection, as Bunuel did several times. Now Arrabal presents us with a film of brutal directness, in which actual events are used as a context for his searing images. Arrabal shows us newsreel footage from time to time: Of troops marching and bombs bursting and Franco emerging from meetings. But his story is essentially symbolic, giving us fictional places and people who are larger than life and large enough, almost, to support the haunting images he supplies for them.
L’Arbre De Guernica
See the full list. Title: The Tree of Guernica Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert
Film: 'Guernica,' Arrabal's Civil War
He was born in Melilla and settled in France in Regarding his nationality, Arrabal describes himself as "desterrado", or "half- expatriate , half- exiled ". Arrabal has directed seven full-length feature films and has published over plays; 14 novels; poetry collections, chapbooks, and artists' books ; several essays; and his notorious "Letter to General Franco " during the dictator's lifetime. His complete plays have been published, in multiple languages, in a two-volume edition totaling over two thousand pages. The New York Times ' theatre critic Mel Gussow has called Arrabal the last survivor among the "three avatars of modernism ".