March 9, 2021

The world of theater pays homage to Adolfo Marsillach – La Provincia


Adolfo Marsillach already has its space in the International Classical Theater Festival of Almagro. The Hospital of San Juan, one of the most important stage spaces of this festival, has been renamed with the name of the deceased actor Y director theatrical.

Marsillach He was one of the greatest figures of the theater in the last decades. He is also a writer renewed the Spanish scene and modernized the classical theater of our country. One of his great contributions was the creation of the National Company of Classical Theater in 1985.

He was also the main architect that today the National Theater Museum It has its headquarters in Almagro, as it authorized the urgent transfer of the museum's collections, from the warehouses of the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art to the Museum's headquarters in Almagro.

The Acting Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, has been commissioned to discover the plaque tribute to Adolfo Marsillach at the gates of the theater that will bear his name. Calvo has been accompanied in the tribute by Mercedes Lezcano, the widow of the director, and his daughters Blanca and Cristina Marsillach.

On the occasion of the tribute to Adolfo Marsillach, a chronograph of his career will be presented at the head of the National Classical Theater Company, which he directed between 1986 and 1989 and between 1992 and 1997. Montajes like 'Before everything is my lady', 'The vengeful in palace' or 'The great sultana' supposed an intelligent renovation of the classicism, contributing to the company an aesthetic fundamental that both at that time and today, meets the objective of covering the gap that has been produced in the dissemination of classical Spanish theater creating an environment of recovery of the classic universal dramatists, which is an important task both inside and outside of our borders.



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