Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Pedro López García

Author: Max Aub
Publisher: UNAM
Place: Mexico
Publication Date: 1960
Composition Date: 1938
Other Publication Details: In Obras en un acto I.
Language: Spanish
First published in Spain: 1938
Keywords: Civil War
propaganda
teatro de urgencia
Journal: Hora de España (Barcelona)
Volume, Number: XIX (Jul 1938)
Pages: 81-100
Tags:
The only remaining play of a collection entitled Teatro de circunstancias to be published by the author before the civil war as part of the 'teatro de urgencia' movement. Subtitled an 'auto', the play is symbolic and allegorical. Pedro López García, indifferent to the Civil War but obliged to join the Nationalist army, eventually defects to the Republican side: "asumiendo, finalmente, la guerra como algo suyo, con plena conciencia de su sentido y de su deber de español" (Ruiz Ramón, Historia del Teatro Español Siglo XX, 252).