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Maxi Rodríguez

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Surname: Rodríguez
First name: Maxi
Born: 1965, Mieres, Spain

Maxi Rodríguez was born in 1965 in Mieres, Asturias. He is widely involved in Spanish cultural life, not only as a playwright, but also as a director, theatre producer and actor, and as a scriptwriter for television and film. He has written for the hugely popular Spanish sitcom 7 Vidas (7 Lives) and is also an award-winning columnist for the newspaper La Nueva España. Rodríguez was a founding member of the theatre companies Cestón de Máscaras and Producciones Toaletta. This latter group has staged many of Rodríguez’s plays, often directed by the playwright himself. He has won several theatre awards, including the prestigious Born Prize in 1987 and the Marqués de Bradomín Prize in 1989. More information about Maxi Rodríguez and his work is available on his official website.


Maxi Rodríguez writes about the lack of communication between individuals. His plays dramatise characters' alienation from society and from one another.


Maxi Rodríguez uses sport as a metaphor in several of his plays to explore the risks and dangers involved in the 'game' of life (Rodríguez 2007: 44). He incorporates surrealist elements into everyday situations. His work tends to be comic, but nevertheless pessimistic, as he insists on presenting the darker side of life (Rodríguez 2007: 45).

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Entry written by Gwynneth Dowling. Last updated on 13 October 2010.

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