This work explores the concepts of temporality, memory and history in the play La madrugada by Juan Tovar presented through the use of metatheatricality and intertextuality with works such as Pedro Páramo and various historical corridos. The processes through which official history is constructed are shown in contrast with collective memory that endures in the corrido, the “authentic” voice of the people, suggesting that the only possibility for redemption is found in memory, a space where one can learn from history to rectify the mistakes of the past whose impact in politics and society is felt to this day.
Brian T. Chandler is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature with an emphasis on Mexican theater and narrative.
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Chandler, Brian T.
"Memory, Metatheater, and Intertextuality in "La Madrugada" by Juan Tovar,"
The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal: Vol. 10
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/thecoastalreview/vol10/iss1/1