Rosaura has a ghost

Babelcube Inc.
Free sample

“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.
Read more
Collapse

About the author

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 dominicjzugai@gmail.com.

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Babelcube Inc.
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Feb 1, 2017
Read more
Collapse
Pages
53
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781507168509
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Drama / General
Humor / General
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Synopsis:
Alceán is a teenager who lives with his mother, shut away in an enormous and sinister mansion that he has never left. The only world he has ever known does a one hundred and eighty degree turn when his Uncle Belial makes an unexpected arrival, and pushes him to transgress every limitation his mother has ever imposed upon him. And this is how Alceán will come to discover the terrible secrets kept by his family for generations, including the truth regarding his own life of seclusion.
About "Flesh of Flesh":
“Flesh of Flesh” unites elements of the Gothic novel with the classic horror narrative (with prominent influence from Edgar Allen Poe) in order to create a decadent and romantic ambience. The old mansion, the sinister atmosphere, the family curse, heated emotions, and hidden eroticism are clear ingredients of this tradition. Nevertheless, the narrative exceeds the canon of the Romantic Gothic novel, to the extent of reaching dark elements of authentic horror in accordance with the contemporary canons, bordering on gore. This entire palette of elements of the horror genre makes “Flesh of Flesh” an attractive feast for lovers of the dark.
Narrated in first person, this long story, or short novel, recounts the childhood and youth of Alceán, its protagonist, in a style that is both archaic and dreamlike, creating the sensation of listening to a memory from illness, a feverish delirium, a sinister hallucination of a tormented being who tells us his visions, so that we may share in his anguish. The poetic and impassioned style of the protagonist narrator does not prevent the story from captivating the reader, advancing relentlessly until revealing its final, terrifying secret.
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.