It is in La Lagunilla, a poor area of Mexico City. Two sisters, Herlinda and Dora, with their not-so-complacent sidekick, Concha, are running an underground tailor shop. Struggling to make ends meet, the sisters neglect to pay taxes on their profits so when they get a knock at the door from a man taking a census, a pang of fear shoots through them. They are convinced that their underhand dealings are about to be exposed by this official, and their livelihoods destroyed.
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Access options available:. He is certainly among the most prolific, and he is the most productive in regard to imaginative, sound theatrical pieces. Also, his work is recognized and appreciated. Scarcely a year has passed in the last fifteen in which Carballido has not been awarded an academic or critical prize for his work. In addition to his productivity, Carballido stands alone in another aspect, in his variety and diversity.
Mexican theater has generally been a staid, traditional theater. The large body of works since its emergence in the late twenties and thirties has been realistic-examinations of the emerging middle class, popular reviews of the music hall variety, and a militantly self-conscious social theater. There are striking exceptions of course, especially recently.
Carlos Solorzano, for instance, has been experimenting with a theater that uses dance and music to create a poetic reality, and Elena Garro's theater is almost completely theater of fantasy. Nevertheless, the total picture remains traditional and realistic.
The play which brought Carballido to public prominence is of this type, Rosalba y los Llaveros Rosalba and the Llavero Family , , a play about a 'modern' girl from Mexico City who revolutionizes the lives of her provincial relatives. As recently as May of this year, Rosalba It is unfortunate that it seems to be his best known. What a number of commentators overlook, or choose to ignore, is that Carballido has also written a number of plays which are experiments in fantasy, in horror, investigations of the many planes and facets of reality.
For a number of years Carballido swayed back and forth between two extremes, the realistic and the fantastic, with an occasional interesting combination of the two.
In recent years, it appears that he is solidifying his style in the latter vein, plays which treat realistic subjects in a non-realistic way. Among these plays are the awards-winning j Silencio, pollos! These plays assault the senses. They are made of the poetry and mystery of theater. They are Total Theater, theater of the type proposed by Antonin Artaud. These four plays employ the language Artaud considered ideal, a physical language which consists of "everything that occupies the stage, everything that can be manifested and expressed materially on a stage and that is addressed first of all to the senses instead of being addressed primarily to the mind as is the language of words.
Interest in the oneiric is more apparent than conventional plot. Effect is more important than character. A door that is apparently nailed shut and covered by cobwebs is used for entrances and exits by some characters; when forced open by others, it reveals a brick wall.
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Please check with individual event organizers for the latest information about cancellations. Both of these plays will be performed by students and directed by Professor Timothy Compton. The performance will be in Spanish, with English subtitles! Everyone is welcome to witness this theatrical experience designed and performed by Spanish students of NMU! Approximate run time: 45 minutes. Cost of admission: Free! Official Website.
El censo is a play and comedy by Mexican dramatist Emilio Carballido that opens in an unregistered sewing shop in La Lagunilla in A wealthy upper-class woman, Remedios, is being fitted for a new dress by two sisters, Herlinda and Dora. The third seamstress, Concha, represents the overworked and underpaid lowest class. Concha resents her position and strikes out at the sisters by trying to undermine the economic exchange between the sisters and Remedios. Although struggling to make ends meet, Herlinda and Dora are able to survive on their profits by not registering with the government, which would require them to pay taxes on their earnings.