70 Años de Teatro en el Palacio de Bellas Artes (1934-2004)

70 years of theater in the palacio nacional de las bellas artes (1934 - 2004)

Jovita Millán Carranza

México, 2004
158 p.

The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes), since its inauguration in 1934 by President Abelardo Rodríguez, has been the official place in which nationally sponsored cultural and artistic activities are advanced, as well as host to the most outstanding theater, plastic arts, dance, music, and opera expressions produced in Mexico. In the backdrop of the 70th anniversary of the palace, the book offers a chronological history of the plays that were performed in it with an emphasis on its first fifty years (1934-1884); this is due to the lack of plays and theatrical performances there during the last three decades. The book also presents a study on programs and official cultural policies specifically related to the theater. The review is organized as follows: Mexican companies, popular theaters, experimental groups, theater art schools, seasons, contests, special events and foreign groups and companies.