El motivo de la inmigración en el teatro español(1996-2006)

  1. Guimaraes de Andrade, Carla
Supervised by:
  1. Ángel Berenguer Director
  2. Carlos Alba Peinado Co-director

Defence university: Universidad de Alcalá

Fecha de defensa: 17 September 2008

  1. Josep Lluís Sirera Turó Chair
  2. Ubaldo Cerezo Rubio Secretary
  3. María Angeles Grande Rosales Committee member
  4. Fidel López Criado Committee member
  5. Francisco Gutiérrez Carbajo Committee member

Type: Thesis


According to the International Organization of Migration, 175 million people (2,9% of the world population) live abroad of their own country. In Spain´s case, in less than ten years, the proportion of immigrants has grown more than 300%. If the immigration phenomenon is so relevant in Spanish society in the last decade, it is logical to think that theater had reacted to this fact, generating dramaturgical proposals in which the mean theme is immigration. This investigation analyses the art scenic’s response to this historical fact, studying the theme of immigration in the contemporary Spanish theater among the years of 1996 to 2006, where the social phenomenon acquires a big relevance in the country. To reach that purpose, we are going to divide this paper in three main parts: a historical study of this period, a psychosocial study of the phenomenon of immigration and the analyses of eight significant plays of the Spanish theater in the last years, in which the main content is immigration. The main goal of this thesis is the Spanish society as a shelter for immigrants. All this analysis will confirm that nowadays the Spanish theater is responding to the phenomenon of immigration and it will aloud us to observe how the Spanish authors focus their criticism on their own society.