Angélica Liddell


bile’. The body and religious symbolism feature prominently in Liddell’s works for the stage. Defying theatrical conventions, her work is as extreme and controversial as it is poetic. In 2010, she gained international acclaim with two productions: La casa de la fuerza, about the murders of women and children in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, and El año de Ricardo, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III that explores various manifestations of politics and the abuse of power. Atra Bilis became a recurring guest at the Avignon Festival, where Maldito sea el hombre que confía en el hombre was presented in 2011, Ping Pang Qiu and Todo el cielo sobre la tierra (El síndrome de Wendy) in 2013, and ¿Qué haré yo con esta espada? in 2016 – the second part of the Trilogía del infinito. Angélica Liddell made her debut at the Holland Festival in 2015 with You are my destiny (Lo stupro di Lucrezia). Over the years, her work has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2012 National Dramatic Literature Award for La casa de la fuerza in her home country, and the Silver Lion for Theatre at the Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2017, the French Ministry of Culture appointed her Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.