Lorca theater projectI agree that to write the article, I first need to know what I know. Then the writing of the article will follow a very concrete and disciplined path.
*Less evident than poetry in American reception, because playwrights are less interested in him. Those that were, tended to be poets also. The reception is through a poetic views of the theater.
*Dichotomy of realist vs. experimental theater?
*Spicer’s sequel to El paseo de Buster Keaton.
*Strayhorn’s music for Don Perlimplín.
*Albee’s Lorca Play. In a 2005 statement for PEN, he wrongly situates Lorca’s death at the end rather than the beginning of the civil war, constructing a tale about how all the other intellectuals had already left Spain. *^((^%$!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Writing What You Don't Know
I am trying to figure out what I know / whether I know something significant about Lorca's theater that I could develop into an original article. Basically, the idea is a very simple one: why did Lorca's poetry resonate in the US whereas his theater did not (to the same degree)? So I started making some notes. I have to elicit from myself my knowledge / thinking about this. I have a question to answer, so then I need a hypothesis, and answer to this question. I need to show, also, why the history of something that didn't happen is also interesting. I need some examples that illustrate my points. Here are the first notes I made: