Barquet, Jésus J.
About the author: Dr. Jésus J. Barquet teaches Hispanic Literature at New Mexico State University. He received his PhD in Spanish from Tulane University. His books include, among others, Consagración de La Habaa (Las peculiaridades del grupo Orígenes en el proceso cultural cubano); Escrturas poéticas de una nación: Dulce María Loyanz; Juana Rosa Pita y Carlota Caulfield, and several poetry books.2002 0-7734-7140-5
This study offers a profound study of Arrufat’s play, using most recent critical trends concerning the performance aspect of the drama. It examines the genre of the drama and its relationship to the phenomenon of the Cuban Revolution, Arrufat as a Cuban playwright of the 60s and his re-writing of the Greek theme of the fratricidal fight in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes. Also contains a recent interview with Arrufat in which he describes the social circumstances surrounding the play and some of his classical re-writing techniques. In Spanish.
“With the useful journey through Seven Against Thebes and its epoch furnished by this book, two assertions are well-established: first, the play is one of the masterpieces of Cuban theater of all time; and second, Barquet’s study constitutes a model of criticism in the field of Latin-American drama.” – José A. Escarpanter