Luis Martín Solís Reynoso, from León, Guanajuato, Mexico, is a theater director. Founder of Teatro Mito, he has directed many different plays, among them: El pozo de los mil demonios (1992), La Legión de los Enanos (1995), La verdadera venganza del gato Boris (1997), and Kasperle o las fantasmagorías del doctor Fausto (1999), by Maribel Carrasco; ¿Quien ha visto a mi pequeño niño? (2003), by Suzanne van Louhizen; Como el Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde (2003), video-dance with Erika Torres; Los ciegos (2004), by Maurice Maeterlink, Otelo o la mecánica de la intriga (2005), based on the play by William Shakespeare; Galaor (2006), by Hugo Hiriart; El señor de las moscas (2007) by William Golding. Some of his musicals include: Como los huesos (2001) with Horacio Franco and Mecano sonoro (2005). He has also done the operas: Antonio Vivaldi’s Il Giustino (2004), Gilbert and Sullivan’s Los piratas de Penzance (2007), and Víctor Rasgado’s El conejo y el coyote (2007), with Italy’s Icarus Ensamble. Some of his works have been performed in Canada, Switzerland, and Colombia. As a theater researcher he has published anthologies for theater magazines Máscara, and Paso de Gato, and the books: Teatro para títeres, El teatro y la Escuela, and Interdisciplina Escénica II. He was awarded a cultural exchange fellowship by the governments of Mexico and Canada. He has taught numerous workshops in Mexico, and internationally. He is also a recipient of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (National System of Artists).
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SPAN 6564 - Theatre: Theory & Practicum
Theatre: Theory and Practicum
This course is conceived as a linguistic and cultural experience, to expose students to the nature of drama, and to acquaint them with selections from Hispanic dramatic literature. After a preliminary consideration of the theoretical and historical underpinnings of Hispanic theater, two practical stages will be followed. The first stage introduces the students to the basis of acting through dramatic readings, exercises in speech, and corporal expression. In the second stage, a play will be prepared and performed as a means of bringing together, in one project, all the work of the course. (1 unit)
This course is cross-listed: Culture & Civilization and Literature.Civ Cul & Soc Literature