Ulysses Theatre
December 1st, 2018 by thesuper

Villaurrutia is a poet endowed with vivid pictorial qualities aimed at attracting morning panoramas, but also melancholy twilight in which the only reality that awaits the man embodies: death. These qualities are affirmed from the first collection of verses, first poems (1923), reflections (1926) two Nocturnes (1931) and night (1933). Things as presented to our senses, are reflected in the smoothness of a Crystal, but in his pampers smoothness insinuates the uneasy conscience of life dominated by death, which is not in macabre, gruesome reality, but rather a source of nostalgia by a sense of radical orphanhood. Nostalgia for death (1938), tenth death and other not collected poems (1941) and a final Ode to spring and other poems (1948), form, together with the These collections, all of the lyrical works of Xavier Villaurrutia, flocked to his death with his theatre in poetry and theatre full of Xavier Villaurrutia (1953), and then with the prose in works (1966). The Mexican theatre its current importance mainly due to the enthusiastic and tireless work of Xavier Villaurrutia. In 1928 this author is co-founder of the Ulysses Theatre, destined for the representation of Mexican works.

The founders themselves were made at the same time authors and actors. In 1934, the comedy seems to lie earned Villaurrutia a scholarship to the United States granted by the orientation theater, and the writer attended Yale University for a course. Back to his country, intensified its work in favour of the National Theater, organizing even a theatre group: the Union of electricians. As a playwright, Villaurrutia contributed to theater with his works the obsessive sense of death lie seems revolves around a disturbing predisposition to suicide, rethinking the theme in other pieces, up to invitation to death (1944), comedy in which the playwright fully affirms its originality trying a deep sense existential problem that allows you to penetrate the uniqueness of the author, and also the Mexican in a broader sense. Be you brief (1938), what do you think? (1938), Ivy (1941), women legitimate, (1943), the red-hot yerro (1945), the poor Barba Azul (1947) and dangerous game (1949), are titles of major dramas, the Repertoire of Xavier Villaurrutia, in which the personality of the playwright is imposed in all cases to the deep knowledge of such or which author, whether this Cocteau, Girandoux, O’Neill, or even the same Pirandello. There are several poets and Mexican playwrights of genuine worth that have managed to attract international attention, but among them highlights Xavier Villaurrutia. And as the Mexican poet said: at the tomb of the bed I leave my statue without blood / to exit at a time so slow / in an endless descent / armless lay / no fingers to achieve the scale that falls from a piano invisible / without more than a look and a voice.

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