José Luis Alonso de Santos, Bajarse al moro [Going Down to Morocco ]

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Imagine Pulp’s “Common People” with a touch of Willy Russell in a tale written and set in 1980s Madrid; you’re not far off

Bajarse al moro


Going down to Morocco

]. The play José Luis Alonso de Santos began writing in 1983 received its stage premiere in 1985, the year that marked the tenth anniversary of the death of General Franco – the unelected insurrectionist who had been in power ever since his victory in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) – and in which the country was courted by the international media who lauded the “new Spain” and its ostensibly successful transition from dictatorship to monarchical democracy.

Bajarse al moro

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Citation: Wheeler, Duncan . "Bajarse al moro". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 January 2018 [, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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