Theatre, history and politics. About a letter written by Antonio Buero Vallejo to Florian Śmieja in 1975
Antonio Buero Vallejo in a letter written to Florian Śmieja, a Polish Hispanist, on the 20th of February 1975, mentions a Polish translation of the drama El sueño de la razón published by Dialog, Polish theatre review edited in Warsaw, and the oncoming first Polish performance of the play by Andrzej Wajda. The article discusses in detail the circumstances and material documents of the performance of El sueño de la razón at the Teatr na Woli in Warsaw, on the 21st of March 1976, with Tadeusz Łomnicki as Goya, as well as makes a reflection on a rather scarce presence of Buero Vallejo in the Polish theatre. Only two plays by Buero Vallejo have been translated to and published in Polish: El sueño de la razón (1974) and El concierto de San Ovidio (1987).