Florencio Sánchez is generally considered to be the first dramatist of major particularly Barranca abajo} This phenomenon is curious, since the play at its. Barranca Abajo. LF. Logan Falley. Updated 13 September Transcript. Un analysis de la obra de Florencio Sanchez. “Barranca Abajo” Florencio Sánchez 1. Barranca abajo es la historia de decadencia y de aniquilamiento de una familia. DON ZOILO.

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Rutherford, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. Thus, when the women on stage show fear of Don Zoilo silently poking at the ground with his knife I, ii, 36it is presumed that the public in the theater will also feel a certain apprehension.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Consequently, in Act I, Zoilo, unable to retain his estate, attempts to salvage glorencio authority; he drives out his enemies and makes the decision to take his family away to a new homestead in the interior. Facundo rated it liked it Sep 05, Not only is the dialogue colloquially accurate, the stage directions carefully planned, and the settings pictorially defined, but -most barrabca the pattern of action is masterfully designed so as to raise the plight of an ordinary criollo to the noble dimension of tragedy.

Old Zoilo -enraged over his own impotence midway through the play- reacts at the end to the death of Robusta much like Lear to that of his daughter.

At the opening of the third act the scene is quite tersely delineated: Inwhen the civil war broke out in Uruguay, he returned to his home country and fought under Aparicio Saravia, thus continuing his family’s history of political action.

The witnesses to this scene are able to realize that sancheez greatness of the old patriarch was not in the material dimension but sanchrz the psychic realm. Finally, his youngest daughter dies, and in desperation and solitude he seeks an end to his own life. The silent Zoilo takes out his knife and proceeds to scratch the ground with it.


The ensuing argument builds in intensity. Everything serves to draw attention to Zoilo. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication.

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Don Zoilo, the protagonist of this modern classic, is one of the first New World dramatic personages with the stature of a complex major character. Hence the significance of the pattern and its deviations. His protagonist does not suddenly sancchez to kill himself; he resolutely searches for a final solution.

At this point it is well to ask if it is more than just a coincidence that this is also the familiar pattern of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Irene rated it liked it Jan 25, The second act concludes in a similarly hermetic fashion with the betrothal of the tubercular Robusta and Aniceto. Adriana Alejandra rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Gabriel rated it really liked it Jun 08, The stage objects Robusta’s bed and Zoilo’s noose speak with silent eloquence, while the women’s periphrastic indecision and the old gaucho’s feignedly calm whistling are diverse signs whose common function is to direct attention to the barrancca and highlight his disturbed state.

The mere physical presence of man and object serves a semiological function more potent and direct than any verbal sign. Salokya Sarira rated it it was ok May 29, This phenomenon is curious, since the play at its premiere prompted a basic question regarding its structure: Apr 25, Nellie K.

As a consequence, the other public, the audience, might similarly be prompted to pity. Acquainted with the masterworks of the modern stage, and influenced by the esthetic concerns of Hispanic modernism, he was uniquely able to communicate a dramatic sensation of reality.

The only reason Don Zoilo has been permitted to stay on the land is that his usurper, Juan Luis, is having an affair with one of his daughters Prudencia. From one point of view, the play can be seen as a paradigm of modular structure. It immediately tells the audience of Robusta’s death and is a constant reminder of Zoilo’s loss. No ha de ser por nada. At a very young age, he published a few satirical articles in a newspaper and participated as actor and author in some family musicals with staged representations.


The innovation did not consist of a mere change in diction, as the colloquial flavor of the dialogue would seem to imply, but rather comprised a totally new concept of dramatic action. To make matters worse, Don Zoilo is arrested on a spurious charge but is powerless to resist. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Se levanta de la siesta.

Instead, absorbing perhaps from the naturalists a certain studied attention to detail, he realized the dramatic potential of sublimating a stage prop into a dynamic figure.

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Barranca abajo by Florencio Sánchez

Let’s connect Contact Sanchze Facebook Twitter. And, in the final act, aware of his folly, he decides to end his meaningless life. Marie Maudite rated it really liked it Mar 11, At the opening of the second act, the family has recently arrived in the rural backlands, and in the new dd, the aging criollo seems rejuvenated, a restored image of his patriarchal self.

Se acerca a la mesa, coloca los parches de papel sobre ella y les pone sebo de la vela. In fact, they are attempting to seduce Rudelinda and Prudencia.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Upon receiving francs in for his play Los muertos His only true ally is his trusted friend, Aniceto, whom he asks to care for his daughter, Robustiana.

Paralleling the pattern of the opening act and echoing its significance, the closing act begins with the women involved in discussion, while Don Zoilo is again a mute and menacing presence:. Tengo que acabar esta pollera. His intense works in journalism and theater unfolded in these cities. These new plays included a farce entitled La gente honesta “The Honest People” and perhaps his most famous play, Canillita “The Newspaper Vendor”both also written in