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Author Alonso de Santos, José Luis, 1942- author.

Title La estanquera de vallecas : The granny and the heist / Jose Luis Alonso de Santos ; translated with an introduction by Stuart Green ; teaching resources designed by Lucy Meyer and Stuart Green
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Aris & Phillips Hispanic classics
Aris & Phillips Hispanic classics
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- There's no-one quite like Grandma -- Vallecas: from village to neighbourhood and on stage -- Plot summary -- Alonso de Santos and the theatre of his time: playwriting and politics -- La estanquera de Vallecas: a blend of sainete and the picaresque -- Characters -- Premiere(s): critical and commercial reaction -- Notes on the translation -- Acknowledgements -- Translator's Note -- Bibliography -- La estanquera de Vallecas / The Granny and the Heist -- Teaching Resources -- Introduction -- Addressing any concerns
Teaching and learning objectives -- Skills activities -- Speaking -- Listening -- Reading -- Writing -- Research project -- Performance -- Lesson sequence -- Entrevista con Beatriz Bergamín / Interview with Beatriz Bergamín -- Transcriptions of videoclips -- Photographs from the 1985 stage production -- Sample student work -- Answers to questions
Summary Premiered in 1981, The Granny and the Heist (La estanquera de Vallecas) interweaves tense excitement, comic banter and moments of great tenderness in its examination of an area of Madrid equally ignored by Spain's nascent democracy as it had been under the Franco dictatorship. Contains a new critical introduction and language-teaching resources
Notes Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed October 28, 2020)
Subject Grandmothers -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama
Hostages -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama
Thieves -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama
Unemployed -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama
Manners and customs.
Madrid (Spain) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Drama
Spain -- Madrid.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Container of (expression): Alonso de Santos, José Luis, 1942- Estanquera de Vallecas. English. 2018
Container of (work): Alonso de Santos, José Luis, 1942- Estanquera de Vallecas
Green, Stuart (Stuart Nishan), translator, editor.
Meyer, Lucy, contributor.
ISBN 1800345259
Other Titles Granny and the heist