Interview with Charo Francés (1987)

Interview with Charo Francés (1987) HIDVL

Interview with Spanish actress and Malayerba founding member María del Rosario "Charo" Francés, in the context of their play La Fanesca performed at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro (FIT) de Cádiz, held in Spain in 1987. In this interview, Charo talks about the origins and creative process of La Fanesca, as well as the history of the Malayerba theater group. The actress also comments on the reception of the play by Latin American audiences and on the experience of performing this play in Europe in the context of the Festival. Francés discusses issues of collective creation and political and artistic investigation at the Malayerba, as well as the role migration and exile have played in the life of the group, both as a concrete life experience for the actors and as a topic for their interventions in Ecuadorian theater and society. The actress illustrates these topics through her impressions of being a Spaniard exiled in Quito, doing Ecuadorian theater that is, in turn, performed in Spain. This interview is invaluable documentation of the early stages of this renowned theater group, one of the most important theater ensembles and actor laboratories in Latin America.


Additional Info

  • TItle: Entrevista a Charo Francés
  • Alternate Title: La fanesca
  • Date: 1987
  • Location: Cádiz, Spain.
  • Interviewee: María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés
  • Duration: 00:23:16
  • Language: Spanish