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CARVAJAL, Fernanda. Prat of Teatro de Chile: A national fugitive fable crisscrossed by the junctures of art and politics. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2010, n.502, pp. 73-95. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622010000200005.
This article takes as starting point the play Prat, of the company Teatro de Chile, whose first performance in the year 2002 appeared so disjointed and impertinent that it unleashed a polemic involving ultra conservative sectors, the ministerial bureaucracy and the artistic world, revealing the fissured zones of a truncated democratic transition. Thus, this text begins with an aesthetic-artistic analysis of the play, to then look over the speeches - collected from the press and from personal interviews - of the different po-litical and artistic agents, who engaged in the controversy about Prat’s first performance. Finally, we outline some reflective notes about the role of Cultural Institutionalism in the theatrical field, and a critical review of Bourdieu’s category of relative autonomy to understand the artistic fields.
Palavras-chave : Theatre; politics; censorship; cultural institutionalism; relative autonomy; democratic transition.