Rosaura has a ghost

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“Katarsis” is an amateur theatre group (to put it as kindly as possible) that just gets by on subsidies and whatever else they can get their hands on. Their leader and director, Beatrice, harbours grand plans to put on ambitious works of theatrical art, but they always end up putting on another classical piece for the retirees' theatre club in their local area. When Rosaura comes into their lives they believe everything is going to change when she offers them a juicy cheque to perform “Life is Sacred”, written by her dead mother who cannot rest in peace until the play is performed.
While the text is a hackneyed pastiche of the Spanish Golden Age with absurd rhymes written by a bitter old lady who made her career in a sausage factory, the money wins out and they decide to perform the piece. Little did they suspect that Rosaura would then demand to perform a role in the play. Not only is she a poor actor with no experience, but she also brings some baggage.
Quarrels, ambitions, infidelities, back stabbings, absurdities, ravings and ghostly apparitions abound as we witness the final decadence of a mediocre theatre company.
This play debuted in Pamplona on the 8th of April, 2000, in the Escuela Navarra de Teatro. The production by the Xahutondo Theatre Group was extremely well received and was awarded first prize in the Navarra Youth Theatre Awards for that year.
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About the Author:
Miguel Campion is a Spanish writer and playwright. In 2000, he won first prize in the Navarra youth theatre competition with his work ‘Rosaura has a ghost’. He has since written several other plays, including: “Atardecer en Singapur”, “Orión”, “Lección de tango”, “Las regaderas”, “Beto Abeto”, “Animales salvajes” and “Los ojos del monstruo”. He has also directed two short films, "Pepita Chan" and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With You”. He also writes prose works and has published short stories in a range of anthologies and two novels: "Flesh Of Flesh" and "Infeliz Navidad".
About the Translator:
Dominic Zugai is a literary translator and lecturer in professional translation. He has translated novels from Spanish and Portuguese, such as ‘Imposters’ by Lucas Sanchez, as well as various poems and short stories. He can be reached at

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Feb 1, 2017
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Humor / General
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