Usigli Centennial Celebration Events

General Information
Library Exhibit
Guest Speakers
Film Viewing
The Impostor
International Symposium
Events Calendar

CITRU (Mexico)
Usigli (Mexico)


Special Program: Miami's Rodolfo Usigli Archive

7:00 p.m. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections, 365 King Library

Dr. Ramón Layera from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University will give a talk about the Usigli Archive housed at the Walter Havighurst Special Collections. A reception will follow the program. For more information, call (513)529-3323.


Guest Residency of distinguished Mexican director José Luis Ibáñez

Professor Ibáñez, will spend three weeks as guest director at Miami. He teaches acting, dramatic theory and composition at the School of Letters of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México(UNAM). With a distinguished career in professional and university theater, Ibáñez is on e of Mexico's most successful directors.

Prior to the arrival of Ibáñez, the Department of Theatre will conduct preliminary rehearsals for a public staged reading of Rodolfo Usigli's play the Impostor (English transtional by Dr. Ramón Layera of El Gesticulador). Upon his arrival Ibáñez will work with the cast as director. He will offer public lectures in both English and Spanish, and conduct informal discussions with the audience after each performance of the play.

Professor Ibáñez will also speak at the Friends of the Miami University Libraries meeting on Friday, November 11, 2005. For more details, see event descriptions for November 10, 11, and 12 when the international symposium Into the Mainstream: Women in Modern Mexican Drama takes place.

Background Readings:

Layera, Ramón Usigli en el Teatro: Testimonios de sus Contemporáneos, Sucesores y Discípulos.

    México: Coordinación de Difusión Cultural, Dirección de Literatura, UNAM: Instituto Nacional

    de Bellas Artes, CITRU. 1996

Usigli, Rodolfo El Gesticulador, Peza para Demagogos en Tres Actos. Ed. Rex Edward

    Ballinger. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1963


Please refer to the international symposium Into the Mainstream: Women in Modern Mexican Drama page for information on other speakers who will be participating in the centennial celebration.

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