Magaña, Sergio (1924–1990)

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Magaña, Sergio (1924–1990)

Sergio Magaña (b. 24 September 1924; d. 23 August 1990), Mexican dramatist and novelist. Magaña contributed to the formation of a new generation of playwrights with his first play, La noche transfigurada (1947), and mainly with his popular play Los signos del zodíaco (1951), which depicts the lower class in Mexico City through the simultaneous staging of various scenes. With the collaboration of Emilio Carballido, he founded a literary group called Atenea, which later became the School of Philosophy and Letters theater group, and exerted a great deal of influence on the avant-garde scene. Both Los argonautas (1953) and Moctezuma II (1954) concern the Spanish Conquest, while Santísima (1980), a stylized musical about a prostitute's life, uses characters from Federico Gamboa's novel Santa. He has also written novels, such as El molino del aire (1953).

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Willis Knapp Jones, Behind Spanish American Footlights (1966).

Carlos Solórzano, Testimonios teatrales de México (1973).

Additional Bibliography

Vásquez Rentería, Víctor Hugo. Inventa la memoria: Narrativa y poesía del sur de México. México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2004.

                                Guillermo Schmidhuber