The EStages.UK. (Spanish Theatre in the United Kingdom, 1982-2019) project has been designed to enhance the international status of Spanish theatre, providing a forum for dialogue and exchange between academia, schools, practitioners, and cultural managers.
This is achieved through three distinct strands:
· Reconstruct a history of Spanish plays performed in the UK with a special emphasis on the post-Franco dictatorship period. The research question behind the project was how Spanish theatre has / could fit in the UK context, following the model established by Christopher B. Balme of adopting an institutional approach, formulating an epochal set of beliefs and ideas related to theatre and its function within a given society.
· Creating new materials to promote and challenge the way Spanish theatre is studied in secondary and tertiary-level education in the UK.