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We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. This article argues that El tragaluz by Antonio Buero Vallejo can be understood as a series of reflections on the nature of history as a discipline. Drawing on the work of two intellectuals of the period, Hyden White and Robert Nisbet, this essay discusses the processes of construction of the historical text.
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Vallejo: El Tragaluz
Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. The publication of El Tragaluz in coincided with a slight relaxation in the political censorship in Spain, and therefore could deal directly with a situation arising directly from the Civil War and its aftermath. Buero Vallejo portrays the blighted lives of the family on the 'losing side' in a dark basement flat lit only by the pavement level window of the title — the father driven mad by the death of his baby daughter from starvation immediately after the war; two brothers who react in contrasting ways to their family circumstances and the social changes of post-war Spain. Buero, however, transcends the specific setting by having his audience view the action by having his audience view the action through the eyes of two researchers from a future generation, as if it were a reconstruction of events from a very remote past.
In what X considers to be transitional literature by ABV, ABV mixes science fiction with myth… The end result is a play that By virtue of complex technical devices, Antonio Buero Vallejo effectively portrayed the moral consequences of the Spanish civil war still present thirty years on in his drama El tragaluz. One of the most significant devices used by Buero Vallejo is the dramatization of time. The play calls for the audience to be propelled into the distant future and become observers of an experiment that is temporally based in the s. Therefore, the audience members of the time were watching their contemporaries in the form of the main characters. The play is centered around three significant periods including the end of the Spanish Civil War in , the mids, and the twenty-fifth century or thirtieth century.