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El cuaderno de Pitágoras

Carolina África

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Price: 10 euros · No. pages: 134 · Collection: New Collection No. in the collection: 13 · Language: Spanish · Binding: Paperback ISBN: 978-84-9041-437-8 · Year of publication: February 2022 · Place of publication: Madrid, Spain


A group of inmates take part in producing a play that will culminate in performing the piece―created entirely by them―in front of their families.

The rehearsal process is recorded in a kind of logbook (erroneously called the Pythagorean Notebook)―the title of the story―which is interspersed with other stories: the struggle to rebuild a dignified life in freedom and the difficulties of raising families in particularly complex and painful situations.

The audience experiences several plots inside and outside the walls of a prison from a fragmented, intimate, unprejudiced and at times hilarious point of view.

Paqui and Furia are the protagonists of this ensemble story that explores the concept of social reintegration by analysing the difficulties, prejudices and stigmas faced by anyone who has served or is serving a prison sentence.




She is a playwright, scriptwriter, director, actress and producer-founding partner of La Belloch Teatro S.L.

Her plays (as writer and director) include Verano en diciembre (2012 National Calderón de la Barca Award and finalist for the 2014 Max Awards), Vientos de levante (2017 National Stage Directors Award Torrejón), La penúltima (premiered in Berlin 2011 and winner of the 2013 EncinArt Award, La Rioja), Modërna (co-written and co-directed with Julio Provencio) for the 2016 Fringe Festival, and Otoño en abril (2nd Pavón Teatro Kamikaze Creativity Grant).

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She adapted Agustín Moreto’s El desdén con el desdén for the National Classical Theatre Company (CNTC) (Finalist for the 2020 Max Awards for best adaptation) and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2020).

Her screenwriting work includes the documentary series MUJERES EN LA DOS for the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE), which aired on TVE2.

Her plays (as writer and director) have been performed at Centro Dramático Nacional and Teatro Español, toured in Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico, and performed in England (Cervantes Theatre), Argentina (Teatro del borde), Uruguay (Teatro Solís) and Italy (Teatro Nazionale Genova).

Some of her works have been translated into English, Italian and Croatian and released by various publishing houses.

As an educator, she has given acting and playwriting seminars in several cities in Spain, Uruguay, Italy and Equatorial Guinea.

As an actress, she has worked alongside José María Flotats (Beaumarchais,Teatro Español), Magüi Mira (Festen, CDN, 2017) and David Trueba (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados), among others.

©Geraldine Leloutre