Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

Un país feliz

Author: Maruxa Vilalta
Publisher: Finisterre
Place: Mexico
Publication Date: 1965
Genre: Play
Editions: In Teatro mexicano de 1964. Mexico: Aguilar, 1967. Ed. Antonio Magaña-Esquivel.
Language: Spanish
Two-act play inspired by the Francoist dictatorship in Spain, and critical of other dictatorships around the world. A tourist, Kurt believes he has arrived in a "país feliz", but he soon witnesses the violence and injustice which rules society there. There is no intervention by the world's capitalist nations, and so the violence and injustice continue with their complicity.