A Hug to Humankind from Asturias: Albentestate

Ramis, A. Gabriela
April 2008
Gestos: Revista de Teoría y Práctica del Teatro Hispánico;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 45, p47
Academic Journal
With the theatre company Nun Tris from Gijón (Asturias), directors Zúñiga and López presented, in 2005, an adaptation of Antigone which condenses the pieces by Jean Anouilh and by Sophocles. A fundamental innovation is the Narrator as a framer of the piece, who evaluates the action and projects love towards the characters and audience through the gesture of the embrace. Albentestate shows the desolation of human beings when involved in a relationship of oppression, either as victims or victimizers. This essay analyzes the esthetic principles that rule the production, and analyzes the creative process, which involved improvisation with kinesic and paralinguistic signs before the use of linguistic signs was incorporated.


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