La senyora Florentina i el seu amor Homer
The most influential writer
Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí was born on October 10 of 1908 in Barcelona and considered the most influential writer in Catalan literature, receiving numerous awards like the Premi d’Honor de les Lletres Catalanes. During her republican exile in 1973, she wrote La senyora Florentina i el seu amor Homer, a classic story where the female voices of the author take on special importance.
The works of Mercè Rodoreda always had the special characteristic of being carried out by feminine characters, except in the novels A day in the life of a man and Quanta, quanta guerra; this is why Rodoreda’s work was always associated with the feminist movement, which the author herself denied on several occasions. In her own words, Rodoreda stated, “feminism is like a measles. In the time of the suffragists it had a meaning, but in the present time, that everybody does what it wants, I think that it does not make sense the feminism “.
The story of Florentina
The play focuses in the story of Florentina, a single woman and piano teacher who lives alone in her home in the Barcelona neighborhood of Sant Gervasi, and who for 20 years has maintained a love relationship with her childhood sweetheart, Homer, who is really a scoundrel but Florentina will take a long time to realize it.
The participation of other characters such as Florentina’s funny neighbors called Zoila, Julia and Perpetua, make this play a romantic comedy with a melancholic touch that marvel everyone who’s already enjoyed the show. Along with the arrival of Zerafina to this circle, a young and charming maid who already tells the women her two love stories, make this play even more interesting, because in the end Zerafina has an important role in Florentina’s life.
This play was publish in Barcelona back in 1993, the same year in which it premiered for the first time on October 21 at the Teatro Romea under the direction of Mario Gas. From our luxury hotel in Barcelona we invite you to enjoy this charming play, this time under the direction of Sergi Belbel in the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya located in the Plaça de les Arts very close to the Plaça de les Glories in Barcelona.