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Marcos Ordoñez, lecturer on the Master’s in Literary and Audiovisual Translation, presents his novel Telón de Fondo (Backdrop)


The novel Telón de fondo, written by Marcos Ordoñez, lecturer on the Master's in Literary and Audiovisual Translation, published on 19 May, a look at Spanish theatre from the 60s to the present. Ordoñez describes the art of theatre for us from his personal experience and wide readings. Telón de Fondo could become a standard work for theatre professionals: actors, critics, directors, set designers, producers, playwrights, and so on.

According to Ordoñez, “Acting is not becoming a character, but imagining them in full ”. Telón de Fondo breathes common sense, passion, wisdom, and a love of theatre. Ordóñez discloses generalisations and stereotypes, seeks the pleasure of the public and defends the task of the theatre critic, an uncomfortable but necessary figure within the theatre world.

Born in Barcelona in 1957, Marcos Ordoñez is a novelist and theatre critic, and delivers classes at the Institut de Teatre and the UPF. He has worked on and contributed to various newspapers and magazines. His published works include: Una Vuelta por el Rialto (1994), Rancho Aparte (1997), Puerto Ángel (2000), Tarzán en Acapulco (2001), Comedia con Fantasmas (2002), Beberse la Vida (2004), Detrás del Hielo (2006) and Turismo Interior (2010), as well as the recopilaciones críticas Molta comèdia (1996) and A Pie de Obra (2003). His theatre criticism articles, published in the El País supplement Babelia, have made him a reference point for many spectators and theatre-goers.

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