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Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murieta - Full Length Play, Drama

Splendor and Death of Joaquin Murieta

Ben Belitt, Pablo Neruda

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Full Length Play, Drama

9m, 3f

Translated by Ben Belitt
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Screen projections. A "tragic work" by the 1971 Nobel Prize winner for poetry and literature, who has written an American play—poetically and geographically. The sound-intonation of the play is American, and reckons with the idiosyncrasies of the yanqui sense of history—the real or imagined visions of its archtypes: cowboys, forty-niners, vigilantes, pitchmen, desperadoes. The play is a poem, an "insurrectionary cantata", which follows the Chilean "thief", Joaquin Murieta through splendor and to death, as Neruda lauds his rage and captures the dramatic sense through his poetry as Murieta rides again.


9m, 3f

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. Neruda wrote in a variety of styles such as erotically charged love poems as in his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. In 1971 Neruda won ... view full profile

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