Primer Acto is a Spanish bi-monthly theater magazine based in Madrid, Spain. It has been in circulation since April 1957.

Primer Acto
CategoriesTheater magazine
Year founded1957
First issueApril 1957
Based inMadrid
WebsitePrimer Acto

History and profileEdit

Primer Acto was established in 1957,[1] and the first issue appeared in April of that year.[2] It was started as a successor to Teatro, which existed from 1952 to 1957.[3] The magazine is published on a bi-monthly basis and covers Latin American and Spanish theatre.[1] José Monleón is the director of the magazine, which is headquartered in Madrid.[1] One of the earlier directors was José Monleon.[4] José Luis Alonso is among the former editors.[3] At the beginning of the 1960s the members of the editorial board included Arnold Wesker and Kenneth Tynan.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Primer Acto". Revistas Culturales. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ María Teresa García Fernández-Villa (2017). Estudio de Primer Acto, revista especializada en información teatral (PhD thesis) (in Spanish). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. p. 21. Archived from the original on 21 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c John London (1997). Reception and Renewal in Modern Spanish Theatre, 1939-1963. London: W. S. Maney & Son Ltd. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-901286-83-3.
  4. ^ Ferran Alberich; et al. (2015). "Film clubs, festivals, archives and magazines". In Jo Labanyi; Tatjana Pavlović (eds.). A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Malden, MA; Oxford: John Wiley & Sons. p. 457. ISBN 978-1-119-17013-6.

External linksEdit

Official website