© 2018 Liverpool University Press. All rights reserved. This article offers a reading of the entire theatrical career of Juan Mayorga focused on one of its basic pillars: the importance of language and the way in which, through it, men construct lies and seek the truth. Thus it begins by showing how Mayorga's dramas arise basically as an enquiry into the power of the word. It goes on to discuss how these dramas are always built upon characters who carry out a search for truth. This leads the playwright to a metatheatrical reflection on the ability of this art to develop along the margins of Manichean dichotomies. Through this whole reading, Mayorga's plays are presented in relation to modern and contemporary playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht, Max Aub, Buero Vallejo, Harold Pinter, Josep M. Benet i Jornet, John Patrick Shanley and David Harrower.
|Journal||Bulletin of Hispanic Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2018|