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Sam Abrams: Theatre and literature

With The Calligraphers, the great novelist and theorist of literature, Núria Perpinyà, has felt a powerful seduction of written and performed theatre. (…) It is a work of temperament and ambition. The text can be read as a reasoned diatribe against the university system, as well as a brave defense of the artistic creativity.

Ada Castells: Pursuit of excellence.

The book raises questions about: the crisis of the arts, the subordination of the world of knowledge to the business world, the discrediting of excellence and ridiculous bureaucracy. (…) Núria Perpinyà likes to walk on the edge of genres.

Ramon Rubinat: A twilight story.

Witnessing our legacy (which is more than five thousand years old and is going to fade in an elementary a silly nothing) turns our death into an unfair procedure (…). The playwrights make us to face the drama of life: it is not fair and we rebel… in a sterile way, here is the tragedy. Behind a smile, which is a brief disconnection, there is the defeat. We laugh because it’s the last thing we have.

The actors / characters:

Imma Colomer: exceptional. A cuneiform way of speaking… what she says, besides being able to feel it, I would say we can also see it. This actress has a sculptural diction.

Pep Planas was great. The actor perfectly conveys us the inconsistency of a mankind and his speeches.

Ferran Farré is agile (…) His role is to maintain the balance of the triangle formed by erudition, seduction and transgressive discourse.

Núria Casado’s function is the one of a microphone; when she approaches to other characters, they are allowed to speak; (…) she is a perfect, moderate character.

Xavier Pla: A signature and a letter

The Calligraphers resembles a theatrical trilogy Falling upward by Francesc Serés, in purposes, ambition and results. (…) The glosses on the left and right side of the pages, apart from giving the text an appearance of a medieval manuscript, provide the reader with new images, extras quotes (…) and it is also a funny strategy to dismantle clichés and repeated sentences of the characters.

Emili Balldelou: Doctor Doctori lupissimus

The characters remind us of endangered aristocrats of Chekhov: like in The Cherry Orchard, the department of ancient writing disintegrates as a part of a world that already belongs to the past.

Carme Miró: The Calligraphers

In the novel A House to compose (2011), the writer from Lleida explored the emotional structures that support the art with a vivid imagination. Núria Perpinyà, a professor of literary theory, plans her own creative plot. She composes architecture, music, lyrics and now, a theatre play in five acts.

The Calligraphers is a chronicle of the stillness of writing confronted with the vital chaos that occurs in the academic life, and the complex relationship between a teacher and a disciple. (…) The contrariety and the contradiction persistently manifest themselves in the work of Perpinyà.

 

The Calligraphers: a reader

Newpapers and literary magazines

CASTELLS, Ada. “Un tros de conversa amb Núria Perpinyà”. Avui, 24-V-2012. [7 PDF]

MIRÓ, Carme. “Els Cal.lígrafs”. Sonograma Magazine.  [6 PDF]

CASTELLS, Ada. “Recerca de l’excel.lència”, La Vanguardia, 29-II-2012.

VÀZQUEZ, Gerard. “Els Cal.lígrafs”. Hamlet, 18. 15-VII-2011.

CASAMAJÓ, Gemma. “Els Cal.lígrafs”. Ara. Time Out, 30. 19-25 juny 2011.

ABRAMS, Xavier. “Teatre i literatura”. El Mundo. 9-VI-2011. [5 PDF]

PLA, Xavier. “La firma i la lletra”. Avui. 6-VI-2011. [4 PDF]

RUBINAT, Ramon. “«Els cal·lígrafs», de Núria Perpinyà. Impressions d’un espectador tràgicament satisfet”. Arts. Revista del Cercle de Belles Arts, 33. 2010. [3 PDF]

BALLDELLOU, Emili. “Doctor doctori lupissimus”. Segre. 28-X-2010. [2 PDF]

BANYERES, Roser. “És una obra atípica, original i actual que crida l’atenció”. Segre. 14-XII-2010. [1 PDF]

METAUTE, Lorena. “Entrevista: Núria Perpinyà”. Segre. 31-I-2010.

Internet’s blog

BARBANY, Pep, “Lluita intel.lectual sense ànima”, Attrezzo. El teatre dins d’un bloc. 14-XI-2010.

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