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Historia de una escalera

  • ‘The Story of a Stairway’ © EFE

    ‘The Story of a Stairway’ © EFE

  

Category

Dramatic literature, Theatre

Date

1948

Original title

Historia de una escalera

The writer Antonio Buero Vallejo shows the ills of Spanish post-war society in his play The Story of a Stairway.

Premièred in 1949, The Story of a Stairway is a theatre piece by Antonio Buero Vallejo which breathed new life into Spanish post-war theatre.

The play tells the story of individual and collective frustration of three poor family generations and aims to analyse the injustices and lies in Spanish society. It presents a collection of characters who personify the demagogy, the immobility of the system, repression and unfulfilled promises, amongst others. The author’s aesthetics follow his desire to create tragic theatre that captures or symbolises social awareness at the time.

The work won the Lope de Vega Award in 1948 and was made into a film in 1950 by Ignacio F. Iquino.

Awards

Lope de Vega Award for Theatre (1948)

  

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