Savage Acts

8th Apr 2017 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Second Year Edge Hill University Drama Students present
A Season of Plays by Ramón del Valle-Inclán

Ramón Del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) is regarded in his own country “as the most pioneering Spanish dramatist of (the last) century… (who) anticipates most of the key movements in modern drama. He is notoriously unclassifiable but was both an Expressionist and an Absurdist before the event. He created a genre he called ‘esperpento’ which broadly means grotesque tragi-comedy, and what is fascinating is that he anticipates Beckett, Ionesco, Genet and Arrabal without in any way sacrificing his own radical utopianism. He is one of the seminal figures in modern drama: erotic, anarchic and a Galician poet of the grotesque.”  Michael Billington, The Guardian

Thursday 6th April 7.30pm
Saturday 8th April 7.30pm
Savage Acts
Translated by Robert Lima

Valle-Inclán described these four one-act plays as “Dances of Death for Silhouettes and Marionettes”. All are exercises in esperpento, the distinctive Spanish Grotesque style located somewhere between Goya and Bunuel. Played together they offer the ideal introduction to the work and range of this extraordinary playwright.

All three plays employ vulgar and obscene language

Tickets £9 / £5 concessions / £3 EHU students
SAVE MONEY: See a 2nd and 3rd play for half price when all booked together

View the other performances:
Bohemian Lights
Ballad of Wolves (Barbarous Comedies)