One of most renowned Puerto Rican Rican writers of the 20th century, René Marqués cultivated many genres—poetry, theatertheater: A literary genre generally containing dialogue and created for the purpose of being performed on a stage before an audience., novels, short stories, essays, newspaper articles, and screenplays. Many consider him, along with José Luis González, the most important storyteller of his generationgeneration: 1. A group of people who by virtue of having been born around the same time and having received similar education and cultural and social influences react in a similar manner under given circumstances. (The Generation of 1898).
2. A group of people in the arts or sciences whose work shares certain characteristics and who have lived through the same historical events.. Although his essay El puertorriqueño dócil [The Docile Puerto Rican] (1960) still generates hot debate, his outstanding accomplishments are as a playwright. His plays are classics, always part of the repertory whenever there is a theater festival. His dramas take on political, historical, existentialist, and social themes. Writer Angelina Morfi describes Marqués as a man of the theater "in every sense of the word," since he was not only a playwright but also a director, a producer, the founder of the drama troupe Teatro Nuestro, a theater critic, and a professor who taught workshops on theater at the University of Puerto Rico.
Marqués was born in 1919 in
Upon his return to
Marqués was also a noted novelist. His first published novel, La víspera
René Marqués was an activist for Puerto Rican culture. Along with Nilita Vientós Gastón, he founded the Experimental Theaterexperimental theater: This style originated in the early 20th century as a reaction against convention and the rules for play writing, especially of a naturalist vein. There were several currents, including the theater of the absurd, improvisation, street theater, and others. The term is used as a synonym of avant- garde or vanguard, depending on the translation and application. of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño in 1951; for sixteen years he directed the publishing house of the Community Education Division of the Department of Public Instruction (now Department of Education); he was a member of the Puerto Rican Academy of the Spanish Languagelanguage: An oral communication system, which usually also includes writing, associated with a human community; tongue.; and he founded, along with Eliezer Curet, a publishing house, the Club del Libro de Puerto Rico. This company published in 1960 the first edition in book form of the novel Redentores by Zeno Gandía.
René Marqués died in 1979, in that "ciudad llamada
Autor: Dra. Ivonne Acosta
Published: September 08, 2010.