Guillermo Schmidhuber

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Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora (born 1943) is a Mexican author, playwright, and critic.

Among his most notable works are: Obituary, The Useless Heroes, The Heirs of Segismund, The Secret Friendship of Juana and Dorothy, and Never Say Adiós to Columbus. His novel Women of the Tequila Volcano was published simultaneously in Argentina and Mexico. He has published several books on Mexican theatre, especially on the works of Rodolfo Usigli and Elena Garro. As a playwright he has won several prizes, including the Letras de Oro for best work in Spanish written in the United States (University of Miami 1987), and the National Award of Theatre by the Mexican government (INBA 1980). His plays have been translated into German, French and English.

He was professor at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky from 1986 to 1993. He is currently a professor at the University of Guadalajara, the second largest university in Mexico. He helped discover two previously lost texts of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; one of them, The Second Celestina, was published with a prologue by Octavio Paz.

From 1995 to 2001 he served as the Cultural Attaché for the Mexican state of Jalisco

He lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he continues writing plays and articles, with the company of his wife and three children.[1]

Bibliography: G. Schmidhuber, in Diccionary of Mexican Literature, edited by Eladio Cortés (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1992). Lourdes Betanzos. Aproximaciones a la dramaturgia de Guillermo Schmidhuber. Miami: Ediciones Universal, 2006. Castellvi de Moor, Magda. "El armario de las abuelas de Guillermo Schmidhber de la Mora: Articulación de la imagen femenina en una genealogía de mujeres." en Antología crítica del teatro breve hispanoamericano, 1948-1993. Medellín, Colombia: Universidad de Antioquí, 1997. 321-327. DiPuccio, Denise M. "Burdensome Heritages in Los Herederos de Segimuno." Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamerciana. 19.2 (Novembre 1990): 43-50. Martines, Christine D. "El valor de la libertad en el teatro de Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora. Latin American Theater Review. 24.1 (Fall 1990): 29-39. Reynolds, bonnie Hildebrand: "hablar del teatro: Repeticióon y espejismo." Revista del Ateneo puertorriqueño. 3.9 (September 1993): 169-177. Rojas-Tempe, Lady. "¿El teatro riñe con la política en Por las Tierras de Colón?". Latin American Tehatre Review. 25.1 (Fall 1991): 115-122.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peña-Doria, Olga Martha (1995). Volición y metateatralidad: El teatro de Guillermo Schmidhuber. Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara. 
 2. www.guillermoschmidhuber.com