Lope de Vega, old books and challenges of journalism in El Marcapañas


In his November 18 edition of “El Marcapañas,” philologist and journalist David Felipe Arranz interviews the Young National Classical Theater Company for The discreet lover, by Lope de Vega; the president of the Iberian Association of Antiquarian Bookstores (AILA), Gonzalo Fernández Pontes, and the journalist and director of The confidentialNacho Cardero, who just released Which we found to be good (Espasa).

In the first part, Arranz talks to assistant director Vanessa Espín and actors Felipe Muñoz, María Rasco and Pascual Laborda, members of the Young National Classical Theater Company, about the version of The discreet lover directed by Lluís Homar and performed at the Teatro de la Comedia: a romantic comedy full of entanglements that reaches a climax in the work of Lope de Vega, who wrote it in 1604. Lope’s ability to draw characters of enormous depth without ever losing control of the stage situation, to describe a world full of misleading appearances or to question the rigidity of the moral and social norms of her time achieves one of the most in this hilarious comedy Highlights of Golden Age Theater. .

Next, Gonzalo Fernández Pontes, President of the Iberian Association of Antiquarian Bookstores (AILA), comments on the XIII. International Antiques Fair that will take place from November 23rd to 26th at the Carlos de Antwerp Foundation and where the visitor will be here you will find books, manuscripts, engravings, maps, drawings and other works on paper from the incunabula period to the present, including the Castilian Gothic, Golden Age editions, prints from the magnificent 18th century Spanish printing presses of Ibarra, Sancha, Monfort, etc., romantic books and editions of the 1998 and 1927 generations, up to the so-called “artist’s books”, illustrated by 20th century painters.

Finally, David Felipe Arranz interviews the journalist Nacho Cardero, who brings together Which we found to be good her Personal reflections on a more than eventful turn of the century. Cardero notes that after the Great Recession, when it seemed as if we were in ten long years of economic and social instability, the plague broke out. Since then, the world has become a more uncertain, fragile and inaccessible place in which immediacy, relativism and false prophets triumph, an era that calls into question everything we took for granted. It is not a personal diary, not an essay, not a journalistic chronicle, but everything at the same time. It is a text written with an open heart and without anesthesia, which describes loudly the experiences of many who have seen the scale of values ​​on which we had built our society gradually collapse.

Among the theater recommendations of the week, the following stand out: Tennessee. Two short works and an appetizer (Spanish Theater), adapted and directed by María Ruiz, and Vain spirit made of fog and light (Fernán Gómez Theater), by La Otra Arcadia and Raúl Losánez, based on the texts of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

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