Flesh for Beasts: Circus under an Evil Spell in the Madrid at War - CircusTalk

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Flesh for Beasts: Circus under an Evil Spell in the Madrid at War

Carne de fieras (Flesh for Beasts) is a 1936 Spanish film in which French animal tamer Georges Marck and dancer Marlene Grey performed their act with lions. The film, whose shooting started two days before Franco’s coup d’etat, is surrounded by mysterious stories of politics, eroticism, and the intense atmosphere of the 1930s culture. Madrid, Spain, June 1936: The city lived in an atmosphere of permanent agitation, an intense social and political life. Civil rights until then unknown, such as the vote for women or legal divorce, were being enjoyed. In the cultural aspect, Madrid swarmed with premieres of theater, film, literature, a...
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Maria Folguera

Maria has collaborated with the artistic department of Teatro Circo Price since 2009. María graduated from the Royal School of Dramatic Art (RESAD) with a degree in stage management. She then studied literary theory and received a postgraduate degree in performing arts practices from the University of Alcalá de Henares. She has written and directed three plays, as well as some short performance pieces, for her company Ana Pasadena. Her latest show as a director is La increíble historia de la chica que llegó la última (The Incredible Story Of The Girl Who Got Last) by Brazilian playwright Carla Guimaraes. This show was part of the New Plays from Europe Festival (2014) in Wiesbaden, Germany. As a writer, she has appeared recently in two anthologies of new Spanish writers: Última temporada (Last Season, New Spanish Narrators 1980-1989), and Bajo treinta (Below Thirty). Her first published novel, Sin juicio, won the Arte Joven Award in 2001. She published her second novel, Los primeros días de Pompeya», in 2016