Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Magic Dramaturgy of Salamanca: Alex Perry @ Edfringe 2016

What was the inspiration for this performance?
Remembering the wisdom of the past. Remembering to have fun.

How did you go about gathering the team for it?
Social media - Gumtree, Facebook. Recommended friends.

How did you become interested in making performance?
Watching too much television.

Was your process typical of the way that you make a performance?
No. I like to try out new ideas.

What do you hope that the audience will experience?
Uplifting humour. Perhaps they will stop to think.

What strategies did you consider towards shaping this audience experience?

Do you see your work within any particular tradition?

The Magic Cave of Salamanca at the Fringe festival

22 August 2016 to 27 August 2016

Off World Productions brings an exciting, lively and colourful production based on the Interludes of Miguel Cervantes, including The Magic Cave of Salamanca. Written as diversionary pieces to be performed between the main acts of a play (truly fringe theatre), Cervantes’ interludes are comic gems in their own right. 

As a genre, 'interludes' were generally disliked by the authorities because of their subversive potential, and those by Cervantes are no exception. For this reason, the Interludes were not performed in Cervantes' lifetime.

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