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The dictionary

de Manuel Calzada Pérez
Direction: José Carlos Plaza
Production: La Abadía y Anadramápete
Approximate length: 1 h. y 30 min.
Sala Juan de la Cruz
October 30-November 17, 2013
Martes a sábado, 20 h.
Domingo, 19 h.

Lo sentimos, espectáculo finalizado


Mataró (Barcelona)
October 11, 2013
October 25, 2013
October 26, 2013
November 28-30, 2013
Avilés (Asturias)
December 13, 2013
December 20 & 21, 2013
Orihuela (Alicante)
February 28, 2014
March 1, 2014
March 7, 2014


"A story of surpassment, tenacity and love of language"

María Moliner is admired for her Diccionario de uso del español (Dictionary for the Use of Spanish), a Herculean work that dared to correct the Spanish Royal Academy of Language itself. Few people are aware that the authoress, a quiet and hardworking librarian, had a somewhat tragic life, which she overcame through sheer tenacity and persistence.

The Dictionary is a story packed with irony, tenderness and emotion, one which, based on the life of this pioneer of Spanish culture, serves as a song to hope and an example of how to overcome resistance to change.

"A production that constitutes both a lesson in theatre and a lesson in civic spirit".
Juan Ignacio García Garzón, ABC

"In his most beautiful and interesting production of the last few years, José Carlos Plaza turns words into the star of the show".
Miguel Ayanz, La Razón

"The Dictionary is one of those jewels that appears from time to time".
Rosana Torres, El País


María Moliner Vicky Peña 
Doctor Helio Pedregal
María's husband Lander Iglesias
And the voice of José Pedro Carrión as The Judge


Written by Manuel Calzada Pérez
Directed by José Carlos Plaza
Set and Lighting Design by Francisco Leal
Costume Design by Pedro Moreno and Cristina Rodríguez del Yerro
Music and Sound Design by Mariano Díaz
Assistants Director Leo Granulles and Jorge Torres

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Teatro de La Abadía
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28015 • Madrid • España

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