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Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare

Rafael Squirru Born on March 23, 1925. Poet and art critic. Attorney-at-Law, Edinburgh University. Journalist for the La Nación newspaper since 1980. Lecturer in Aesthetics at national and foreign universities. Founder of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires in 1956. Director of Cultural Affairs at the Foreign Ministry (1960-61). From this position, he sent the sculptures of Alicia Penalba to the San Pablo Biennial and the engravings of Antonio Berni to the Venice Biennial; both artists won First Prize. OAS Director of Culture (1963-70). Published about 70 books of reviews and poetry, among them: La Noche Iluminada (The Illuminated Night) (1957), Filosofía del Arte Abstracto (Philosophy of Abstract Art) (1961), Miguel Ocampo (1986), Esculturas de Mariano Pagés (Sculptures of Mariano Pagés) (1987), El artista y su tiempo (The Artist and his Time) (1991), Mara Marini (1992) y Arte y humanismo (Art and Humanism) (1995). Gratia Artis Prize, ANBA. Distinguished Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires.

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Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare (English Version)  

Rafael Squirru translated three of William Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet. His translations were illustrated...

Rafael Squirru & Shakespeare (English Version)  

Rafael Squirru translated three of William Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet. His translations were illustrated...

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