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    The Censors' Confusion: (Mis)Interpretations of the Works of Alfonso Sastre


    O'Leary, Catherine (2004) The Censors' Confusion: (Mis)Interpretations of the Works of Alfonso Sastre. NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, 9. pp. 1-25.

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    Abstract

    In a survey of theatre censorship in Spain carried out in 1974, Alfonso Sastre stated: 'No existo. He sido borrado de todas las listas... Salvo de las listas negras, por supuesto: por lo que se refiere a estas, estoy en todas. While by then he was percieved by the censors to be an enemy of the regime, it was not always so, as the documents held in the Archivo General de la Administracion in Alcala de Henares show. Alfonso Sastre was certainly more heavily censored than some during his writing career, but not always as much as some of his statements might lead one to believe.Yet there is no denying his position as one of the most committed dramatists in Francoist Spain; in fact that is why it is so surprising to discover that he percieved by some of the censors of his early realist works to be a friend of the regime. The confusion is all the more remarkable when one considers both the censorship legislation in operation at the time, and Sastre's public statements about theatre and society.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Censors; Confusion; Alfonso Sastre;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Spanish
    Item ID: 809
    Depositing User: Catherine O'Leary
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2007
    Journal or Publication Title: NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
    Publisher: NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
    Refereed: Yes
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