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Tribute paid at English Cemetery to playwright on second anniversary of his death

Tribute paid at English Cemetery to playwright on second anniversary of his death
  • Miguel Romero Esteo, an "adopted son" of Malaga, was a key figure in Spain's post-war protest theatre

The second anniversary of the death of the renowned playwright, poet and musician Miguel Romero Esteo was commemorated recently at the English Cemetery in Malaga, where his ashes are interred in a vertical garden.

Representatives of Malaga city hall, the Junta de Andalucía and Malaga University all paid tribute to the Cordoba-born dramaturgist who was a key figure in Spain's post-war protest theatre and later lectured at the university and became an "adopted son" of Malaga.

Tribute paid at English Cemetery to playwright on second anniversary of his death

The commemoration was organised by the Asociación Miguel Romero Esteo and included a performance by Reyes Osteo entitled "Adonía eléctrica para Romero Esteo".

This combined music and technology in a composition specially created by the performer as a tribute to the revolutionary dramatist, referencing the ancient Greek tradition of mourning the loss of Adonis, in the belief that he is reborn whenever anyone experiences his work.