An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some the region’s most exciting writers.
Each play is accompanied by an illuminating interview with its author conducted by the theatre director, Sebastian Doggart, who has also selected and translated the plays and provided an introductory history of Latin American drama.
Rappaccini’s Daughter by Octavio Paz
A play by the Mexican Nobel laureate.
Night of the Assassins by José Triana
A controversial Cuban play in which three siblings plot the murder of their parents.
Saying Yes by Griselda Gambaro
A grotesque comedy from Argentina about man’s inhumanity to man.
Orchids in the Moonlight by Carlos Fuentes
A dream play about two Mexican women exiled in Hollywood’s maze of mirrors.
Mistress of Desires by Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru’s most acclaimed writer interweaves reality and fantasy in an erotically charged tale.