Jaime Salom Vidal (Barcelona , 25/12/1925 – Sitges, 25/01/2013)

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 Jaime Salom Vidal (Barcelona , 25/12/1925 – Sitges, 25/01/2013)

Spanish physician and playwright

  • Studied medicine in his hometown and in his bachelor opted for the specialty of ophthalmology
  • Served on the Board of the Ministry of Culture Theatre until 1995
  • Honorary Director of the Society of Authors
  • Honorary President of the Association of Spanish writers
  • Academician:
    Royal Academy of Medicine and León and Asturias Fine Arts and Historical Sciences of Toledo.

Playwright exceeding 110 pieces:

  • ‘The Lord of the lies’ (1992)
  • ‘A bonfire at dawn’ (1994)
  • ‘Almost a goddess’ (1994)
  • ‘Black Butterflies
  • A Night with Clark Gable’ (1995)
  • ‘The plot’ (1997)
  • The other William’ (1998)
  • ‘More or less friends
  • One hour without TV’ (2001)
  • ‘Demoiselles d’Avignon’ (2002)
  •  ‘no movie tonight
  • The fishbowl and Sea ‘(2009)

His literary career dates back to the 1940s, with pieces like a baby for Dad (1948), in which we glimpse a social interest in issues such as birth control. The beginning of his commercial success in the Spanish rooms began in 1955 with the play ‘s message . At that stage begins to set a style defined on the basis of the principles of bourgeois morals prevailing at the time, but always treated from light comedy.

Since 1963 their literature shows a new maturity, with works such as The House of the goats , example of social realism, and culminating in a break with current social patterns, which finds its finest in Travel on a trapeze and Dolphins .

Initiated the Spanish transition his work emerges as a more explicit criticism of the powers that be, sometimes recreating historical facts and figures as Rooster The short flight , about the last years of the father of Francisco Franco .

The Teatro Municipal de Parla (Madrid) takes its name. He has won numerous awards, including the National Literature, Fastenrath, the Alvarez Quintet, the Espinosa and Cortina (the last three awarded by the Royal Spanish Academy), the City of Barcelona and three times that of the Critique of Madrid, two Critics of the Barcelona, ​​and Bravo Award recently awarded the New York Drama Critics for the quality of his work.

Is our current author, international. His works have been translated into French, English, German, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Slovak, Romanian, flamenco and Arabic. Have been shown in many European and American countries. Of these versions have also been made for film and television in Spain, Mexico, Germany, Bulgaria and Slovakia. He has also published three novices (Editorial Planeta) and numerous articles.

He is married to actress and writer Montse Clot. He has 4 children from his first marriage.

André Camp, dean of the Paris Review posted in the literary magazine ‘ubu’: ‘Jaime Salom is the most interesting Spanish author and complete the second half of the twentieth century.’

Literary Biography

(Excerpts from the book of Professor Izquierdo Gómez of the University of Granada) .

His literary career dates back to the 1940s when he wrote numerous plays, with all the defects of a primitivism. His real beginning was in 1955 with the play’s message.

In his pre-public stage shows and some variety of themes and genres. At that stage even wrote many pieces, releasing ten, for fans and companies in narrow fields. “When I had written at least twenty-author Manuel declared Bow-and then I have not been for nothing, but as learning the trade, which began in my first comedy premiered by professionals, the message, and continued on empty beach, another imaginative, which started from the trunk of costumes and reaches Fly on a trapeze. ” It is a time of trials and testing their ability to make their will demonstrate is dramatic and persistent. It is characterized as a didactic production, with its humor and its international criticism.

Subsequently theater suffered a deep crisis about five years, in which almost disowned the theater. He must be a null period as an author during which he devoted himself exclusively to medicine. Jaime Salom from some works with problems or wrapped hinted comprehensively, has evolved to one of deeper issues, a theater much more confrontational, more critical and testimonial, where they strip the shame and pride of man revisionist perspectives, based on behaviors authenticity and freedom. Although mobility secondment of some works in different periods, generally chronological blocks shall distinguish by the release dates.

Although mobility ascription of his works in different periods, generally five chronological blocks are distinguished by the release dates.

Period 1955-1962

It ranges from the message to the fourth player. They sly humor and understanding lies a conscious concern topics such as love, marriage, honesty, ethics and personal freedom versus social pigeonholing. As would claim in later years Edward G. Rico, “the issue of liability, the complex of guilt, anxiety, commitment, form the backbone of the theater salomiano”.

In Guilty first and later in the great adventure of orthodoxy is questioned because of love marriage. The second, a real gem of folk by their types, has just transpired, perhaps because it was written in Catalan, while the first hoisted him to fame and project outward.

Period 1963-1967

With eight pieces premiered. It is the most fruitful chronological stage. Already convinced of his creative power and confident, production comes to a feverish, as if he could retain creep teatralizables stories or issues. It constitutes the first stage of maturity, predominantly vital impulses with some extraordinary pieces.

The work of this group range from the more instinctive and liberalizing trends and the status set. He had problems with the censorship of the time. In the progressive development of the playwright, the trunk of the costumes was a quantum leap. Salom has considered his first work most authentic and original, free from external influences, full of fantasy formal and thematic, with a different scenic approach that mixes in time, characters and even dialogue at various levels within the awareness and deepest melancholy.

Parcheesi party (and its version Quote Saturday), Winter Games and Violin Man, are a humorous theater, casual and ironic, sometimes nostalgic, and whose values ​​lie in the ductility of the dialogues, mobility and scenic diversity of situations …

Lack of evidence and mirror two women (64 and 65) respond to serious concerns about the authenticity of behaviors but also deal with the tensions that concern individuals and impel him to rectify his modus vivendi, in order to be more freely consistent with their own feelings and ideals. The latter is a beautiful love song dedicated to his protagonist, who gives up the love of his life. Works very well thought out and masterfully developed.

Period 1968-1971

Coincides with the rupture of the world regarding Salom preceding subdivided in two directions or trends. Linked to a more stable (La Casa de las chivas, empty beach, the night of the hundred birds) and one in clear advance towards disagreement with the prevailing socio-religious system (Travel on a trapeze, Dolphins).

Increasingly, experiential and ideological tensions of the author, show through in his work. On empty beach (70) and plasma that fight experiential dialectic between eros-human life and God’s love through death, but the protagonist Don seeks refuge in God, fleeing Tana (death).

In 1967, José Monleón he defined as “the author of contrasts as a permanent tension between Spanish society and a hypothetical reality”. Dolphins, the first work to which he devotes a thorough preliminary investigation. It deals with serious social and generational, closely linked to the crisis of the industrial bourgeoisie family, corporate power struggle (with overtones likely sociopolitical regime Spanish), bankruptcy of the family patriarchs, hypocrisies and rebellions, frustrated love, etc.; in a spectacular original structure and dynamics.

Many reviewers of highlighting the great turning point occurred in creating dramatic, from fantasy to social realities, with a theater critic about politics, customs, religion, tradition or lack of freedoms. Salom confessed that this piece was the most important and ambitious to date (1969) and had charted the way forward. Dislikes routine and prefer fantasy. “This concern has always led me to try different techniques and genres and, at the same time has given me maximum freedom of expression”. Despite which recognized “influenced me sometime intimate theater of Chekhov. I am also an admirer of Peter Weiss and theater, to a lesser extent, of Albee.

With Dolphins Salom trace a huge gulf between much of the previous and the next production. Since then, his works delve into the sociocultural problems in response to personal concerns, increasingly rooted in basic human issues. His version of the Chinese Wall by Max Frisch, in 1971, coincides with the intimate concerns of Salom, helping itself out on the later works.

In these years the author’s personality feels earthquake tremors that buffeted their cultural foundations: living habits, the concept of love and its fixed anchors, the sociopolitical, artistic production, with its multiple and almost antagonistic tendencies, etc. etc. The immobility of the family will, perhaps, who acknowledged more cracking but also its way of thinking and acting. Salom is not that outrageous ways to pass the experimentalists per se, for his theatrical training and are fully rooted convictions dramatic but broad and diversified techniques of theatrical expression, trying novel approaches and structures that enhance the content of the works.

Period 1972-1982

During the same six original works premiered over the adaptation of The Hostage, Brendan Behan. Three of them on sociopolitical themes based on historical facts. Are allegations against oppressive powers, laden connotations to this. Transfers from one time to another is happening constantly, with great freedom and mobility scenic, especially Nine toast for a king, farcical and parodic character.

Time swords fluctuates between active liberation theology and the message of love and peace conveyed by Christ, especially in a closed environment, dramatic tension and constrained to the classical unities. Here, the author uses his religious and political context to express their rebellion against all oppression and dictatorship.

In short flight Rooster takes the father figure of Franco as iconic incarnation of republicanism and emotional freedom against Franco and indissoluble marriage. The structure of this piece theater breaks spatiotemporal chronology and scenic resources with embracing freedom, in the interests of efficiency expressive. Dramatizes future unrealizable dreams, which dreams of reason or links several scenes with the noise of the crash of Ramon, etc.

Your attitude is shaped by stating that it is a defense of life against the institutions, orthodoxy, appearances, hypocrisy or culture, in a sense conservative. The skin of the lemon and intimate stories of Paradise (78) are also allegations against sexist conception of love and marriage. The first, sounding hoarse and fierce, accusing the institutions to maintain the indissolubility of marriage. It’s a swan song for freedom loving couple and the authenticity of love outside regulatory or social pressures. The second is a farcical comedy and lighthearted intended (in keeping with the feminist movement) demystify male machismo (of Adam and his descendants), parodying the creation of Eve parangonarla the alleged first wife of Paradise, Lilit (intelligible free, feminist, …).

In these parts Salom is no longer “the author of the doubt, nor a permanent tension between opposites”, but a fighter for freedom and against the repressive powers. They mark the height of its development, without setbacks and approaches to precedent. With them delve into the problems of modern society from a personal view of serious playwright. In 1978 he declared: “My work has been intellectualized in the course of time. I’m more dialectical, more testimonial (…) I am not teaching, do not want to show anything, just record what happens around me. ”

It feels imbued with revolutionary ideals, hence looking for new themes and new theatrical forms in connection with the seizure of society. For him, the current speed and not social, economic or political, but the biological and psychic, that of a new generation to rise up against the system and institutions of societies whose foundations are not satisfied.

Period 1982-1994

Produce works with progressive online before. From My four men (written for television), on successive exploitations, affective and macho, the father, the husband, the lover and the son of a woman who always dreamed done in freedom and equality, and against all odds liberating snub , going for an hour without TV (vigorous and dramatic dialectic discourse between a husband and wife), to others where the socio-political component is intertwined with the loving-sexual. A man at the door (84), Las Casas, a fire at dawn (published prior to rendering exceptionally in Mexico (January 90) and released his last works, The Lord of the lies (October 90) and Black Butterflies (Alicante, 1994).

His humorous vein old suffers also a radical transformation. Each year it becomes more critical and versatile, it is biting, sarcastic and corrosive regarding political powers-farcical parody contexts. In a man at the door welcomes the issue of lesbianism and Las Casas, a fire at dawn, suggests some homosexuality, almost congenital in Indian Lord, who is enamored of the young Bartholomew.

His statements on the first gain value of ideological manifestos: “Basically he says, is the struggle of man against dogmatism, whether parties or churches … So their struggle to overcome old ideas, deep feelings, rooted.

Jaime Salom grown three major themes: the moral problems of the individual within small human groups, the loving-sexual and sociopolitical: three types of theater: comic-elusive, the dramatic and farcical parody-and two expressive levels: the predominantly realistic and symbolic and imaginative. Of course, only some parts globally confined to one or another classification, the most common being the confluence of themes, genres and levels.

In recent productions the author seems to have stood on the side of the demystifications more outrageous and revolting reviews, liberalizing or permissive. Defends and promotes individual freedom and popular almost unlimited, based on the authenticity of each person and respect for others, where the concepts of moral conscience, and not have to respond to principles emanating from the powers or institutions.

Enclave generational

The author feels, generationally, among the authors of the war, along with the generation that goes from 1964 to 1976, as Buero Vallejo, Antonio Gala, Martin recalls, Carlos Muñiz and others, as “a post-war lasts, the years forty, has remained as a scar still hurts rainy days. This long period of censorship and balances marked us as a generation possibilistic. We needed to write and that our works had an audience, for which we had to stick to what at the time was publishable, but it severs our creation. ”

In this position he stood, more or less, Antolin and Lopez Mario Rubio. The first noted around 1980, at a conference held in Almeria over the last 25 years of the Spanish theater, “that the influence of Michael Mihura, Buero Vallejo, Casona, López Rubio and others, there are new authors like Antonio Gala, Martin Barefoot, Jaime Salom, etc. “And López Rubio was considered in the generation following hers, with Buero Vallejo, Ruiz Iriarte, Antonio Gala and then Francisco Nieva and more.

Generally covers his theater criticism well in a broad realism, symbolism well characterized entirety by a balanced construction, a language and a remarkable exclenete humanism.

List of Works

The Message (Debut film)

The Message – Opera Prima

The action takes place in the fifties that is when you wrote and premiered this work. A woman married to a composer, he is pursued by a strange man, which is presented in its handle and says he has escaped from a Russian concentration camp where they are interned Spanish prisoners. Bring a letter from her first husband she had left for dead. This letter is to recite the memory as it was too risky to leave the field with a paper signed. The woman at the return of the past feels very shocked and relived his old love. Made into a film with the title “Letter to a woman.” Two women, two men. A decorated. Two acts.

Emerald Green

Emerald Green – 1954

Year 1954

Genre :Comedy.

Work of humor about the adventures of a cat burglar to steal a valuable necklace of emeralds. Two men. Three women. A decorated.


Guilty – 1955

Year 1955


Loves of a doctor in a provincial town with the wife of a tycoon owner of a shipyard, leads them to crime. But no appearances is true, tragically ending the play with real death magnate held by his wife. Made into a film with the same title. A woman, three men. A decorated. Two acts.

The trunk of costumes

The trunk of the costumes – 1960

Year 1960

Genre: Comedy.

In a carnival night, an old man relives different periods of his life. To do this choose the costume trunk for when. Until the last costume, the old, you can not change because it is final. Fastenrath won the Royal Academy One woman, two men. A decorated. Two acts in several scenes.

The great adventure

Year 1962

Genre: Drama. (His only work written in Catalan).

The small Parish Sexton dreams every day you receive a letter released by his condition. When, at last. The receive not lead to happiness but the opposite. Finish the work with the dreams of his daughter. Three men and two women. A decorated and two acts. Critics Award of Barcelona.

Saturday Quote

Saturday Quote – 1964

Year 1964


Second version of “Pachisi Party” (released in Madrid by Conchita Montes). These are the fantasies of a bourgeois wife of a provincial capital that meets with her husband and another couple to play every Saturday Parcheesi. As you play, your imagination loose makes a wonderful woman who lives several comic caricatures to which more flattering. Contains musical excerpts. Two women, two men. A decorated. Two acts.

Winter Games

Winter Games – 1964

Year 1964

Genre: Drama.

The elders of a modest seekers are dismayed die each winter because one of the inmates. To touch their Christmas lottery, with the amount they decide to hire a doctor to protect them through the winter. Five men. Two women. A decorated.

Two women mirror

Mirror two women – 1965

Year 1965

Genre: Drama.

A tale of two sisters who reunite after years of separation. The lover is one that faces the turning especially sociological moral convictions. Two women, one man. A decorated.

The home of Chivas

The home of Chivas – 1967

Year 1967

Genre: Drama.

During the Spanish Civil War a group of soldiers of the Republican are installed in a house near the front, where two young sisters with their father. The relationships of the soldiers with one of them that came easily to his wishes but as a lioness defending the virtue of his little sister is at the heart of this drama, which ends with the withdrawal of the troops, at the end of the war . He received several awards including the Alvarez Quintero of the Royal Academy. Works great success with over 5,000 performances in Spain. It was made into a film by director Leon Klimosky. Two women, seven men. A decorated. Two acts.


Dolphins – 1968

Year 1968

Genre: Drama

The Decline of a great industrial empire, by the intransigence and uncompromising conservatism of the heiress of that when her husband died. A situation easily transportable to the State, the Church and many institutions face the problem that leads to their destruction. He won the National Literature Prize. Five women, five men. A very complex decorated. Two acts.

The empty beach

The empty beach – 1970

Year 1970

Genre: Drama.

In a Mediterranean beach, a former actress ripe old lives alone with his company sastra is dying … A young “Latin lover” who takes care of the boats and hammocks consoles during the winter. But the sea brings you to a mysterious young woman who gives his life a new and tragic sense. This work was made into a film by Mexican director Roberto Gavaldon. Two women, two men. A decorated. Two acts.

Fly on a trapeze

Fly on a trapeze – 1970

Year 1970

Genre: Comedy.

Fantasy poetic circus in which the actors embody several different human characters or animals, like a dog, a lion etc … The naive bar maid falls in love with a traveling circus director thereof, in turn, is coladísimo by the obnoxious star of the show (the female roles are played by the same actress) A woman and two men. A decorated.

The night of the hundred birds

The night of the hundred birds – 1970

Year 1970

Genre: Drama.

Recreation of ‘lack of evidence’ premiere in Barcelona by Alejandro Ulloa.

It tells the story of a law student who left his books to marry the young owner of a station in a market carnage. Time passed and when they felt integrated with market peers, receives an invitation to a meeting of the alumni of his promotion right. There he discovers the world has lost … and a young woman who falls in love and takes you to the purpose to get rid of his wife by poisoning the glass of milk that every night at bedtime … made into a film by the director, Rafael Romero Marchena. Four women, four men. A decorated complex and two acts.

Time swords

Time swords – 1972

Year 1972


Transposition of the Last Supper of the apostles at the time of the German invasion or the Iron Curtain, and that is not specified. A group of radical opponents gather hoping his boss lead the rebellion against the tyrant invader. But there is a betrayal and seized … Study each of the positions of the disciples. Critics Award of Madrid Two women, thirteen men. A decorated. Two acts.

Nine toast to a king

Nine toast to a king – 1972

Year 1972


Farce on Caspe, with all its corruptions, influences and threats. Spanish mirror the circumstances of the dictator’s death, but was written and released before this happened. Grotesque characters and situations to finish in a collective injustice to those who defended ninguneo justice. Three women, thirteen men. A decorated complex and two acts.

The lemon peel

The skin of the lemon – 1974

Year 1974


An industrialist married with a teenage daughter, he finds true love. The attempt to break your life and circumstances to undertake a path of freedom is fought first and finally defeated by conventional bourgeois environment that drowns. As her young lover the real victim of the situation. Three women and two men. A decorated. Two acts. And Espinosa Prize of the Royal Academy cortin.

Intimate stories of Paradise

Intimate stories of Paradise – 1976

Year 1976


Comedy. Paradise has just been created and an angel comes as administrator, but without a clue. Adam couple Lili is having a very liberal mindset, which after several disputes leaves his side. A divorce. Then the angel recalls how God made humans and with the help of Adam and some mud to create a macho ideal woman: Eve, mother, homemaker and submissive … But Lili and Eva are … Two women, two men. A decorated. Two acts with several scenes.

The short flight Rooster

The short flight Rooster – 1978

Year 1978


Humorous play about one of the great dramas of our country: the two Spains. Parents of Francisco Franco, Caudillo future, separated in 1907. Don Nicholas, the father, joins a young woman who will continue a lifetime at his side. It is an anarchic man, proud and very Franco. His curious history, Ramon (his son Republican) and the rest of his family, are the subject of this unique and original text. Four women, four men. A decorated. Two acts with several scenes.

A man at the door

A man at the door – 1980

Year 1980


A man Party member is expelled from it by his unorthodox ideas. In search of his life prior to his parentage, is presented in the house of a former lover, a cabaret dancer who keeps the keys to the old days recalling. But life has been relentless and nothing can put back. Two men, two women. A decorated. Two acts.

An hour without TV

An hour without TV – 1984

Year 1984


Drama. A wife asks her husband, as a gift for their wedding anniversary. An hour without the television on, will be able to talk about their relationship. During this time out as a Pandora’s box of all resentments, hatreds and grievances experienced by the couple … Works great success in Spain and foreign scenarios. A woman and a man. A decorated. An act with several scenes.

The Lord of the lies

The Lord of the hoaxes – 1987

Year 1987


Farce Renaissance bocacciana somewhat. In Valencia, in the sixteenth century John Timoneda lives, the celebrated author of “The Patrañuelo” with his family. A Virreina secretary asks the hand of his beautiful niece, but not to marry, as their status is not adequate, but as official mistress. Soon Virreina dies and goes to power a very strict religious forcing the secretary to return to his family’s niece. It also imposed a blackout on their literary rebels to what the writer. In short, the intellectual struggle against the tyrannical power. It also represented musical with the title “The lluna of Valencia” (in Catalan). Three women and four men. Two events and two sets.

Houses: a bonfire at dawn

Houses: a bonfire at dawn – 1990

Year 1990


It tells the story of Bartolome de las Casas, defender of the Indians, the true predecessor of liberation theology, a key figure in the history of America and Spain. Since his departure from Sevilla as doctrinero, through their times of encomendero domain and rebellious, with its successes and failures through continuous misunderstanding each other until his later years in the convent of Atocha. The book is a great historical fresco with greatness and servitude of Spanish colonization. Made into a film by Mexican director Sergio Olhovich. Represented in Washington and Mexico. Four women, eleven men. A decorated complex. Two acts.

Almost a goddess

Almost a goddess – 1990

Year 1990


It tells the story of Gala, the wife of Paul Eluard and Salvador Dali. Paris, Port Lligat, New York and Castle Pubol are scenarios where pass the vicissitudes of the protagonist’s life: his strange affair with Dali, and with her numerous lovers, especially with the actor playing the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” are next to the vicissitudes of economic and artistic Dali, the main attraction of this book, written with a singular technique as puzzle. A woman, 3 men. A decorated. An act.

Black Butterflies

Black Butterflies – 1993

Year 1993


A senior official of a bank (homosexual) lives with a young gay man and a carnal aunt loves you and feels jealous of his nephew’s buddy. Their lives will be disrupted by the arrival of a former student of Professor, widow of a bodyguard for a mobster Colombian living in New York. Artwork and complex erotic feelings sentimentale. Two women and two men. A decorated. Two acts.

The plot

The plot – 1994

Year 1994


Recreation of “Guilty” with notable differences and hand loading inthe doctor’s relationship with his nurse in this release happen to be the real culprits. Very intriguing. Two women and three men. A decorated and a wall. Two acts.

A Night with Clark Gable

A Night with Clark Gable – 1996

Year 1996


Two sisters far apart in character and habits are forced to kill the mother, to live together. The appearance of a strange suitor further complicates their coexistence. A woman (double role) A man.

The other William

Year 1996


In Elizabethan times in England, William Stanley, Sixth Earl of Derby, a possible heir to the queen, vocationally devoted to writing dramas and tragedies that his race and class can not be represented with its name in pens by comedians . So looking for someone to lend him his signature, a second actor named Shakespeare. The relationship of the Count with his family and especially with the other William, is the plot of this work begins and ends with the visit of tourists present at the Derby Castle. Three women, four men. A decorated. Two acts.

More or less friendly

More or less friends – 1998

Year 1998


Two sisters, one cabaret singer and the other employee in an agency of a small town, are forced to the death of his mother to live together in the city. Their differences and their contentions are remarkable and continuing disputes. A phone call to a lover that confuses a situation funny and surprising outcome. Two women, one man. A decorated. Two acts.

Demoiselles d’Avignon

Demoiselles d’Avignon – 1999

Year 1999


In the early twentieth century in a brothel street Aviñó of Barcelona, ​​a young painter named Picasso, is a regular customer who is in love with one of the girls. His relationship with the other pupils and the establishment will serve as inspiration for his famous painting. Critics Award of Madrid. Drama Critics Award in New York. Translated into several languages ​​and performed in America and Europe, with great success. 6 women and one man. Two acts and decorated.

No movie tonight

Tonight there is no film – 2001

Year 2001

Genre:Comedy comic. (Perhaps the only of its kind written by the author).

In 1931, the 2nd newly proclaimed Republic, a comic company has been hired to represent Othello, at parties in a town where film is every Sunday. When dumping the bus that was carrying the actors and being admitted to hospital they should suspend rendering, but the first actor who was not on the bus and the daughter of the owner of the cheese shop as the people can manage the mess and interpret the work in their own way. The piece ends with some final scenes as surprising as exhilarating. Two women, three men. A decorated and an act.

The aquarium and sea

Year 2002


Theater of the absurd, with much, much humor and even humor. The tank with its surprises and its uncertain future develops during the first act. The sea where they finish the concerns, the second. Two men. Two decorated.

The Incredibles 20

The Incredibles 20-2003

Year 2003


Remembrance of a cruel crime happened in the 20’s in Madrid. Humorously absurd, so absurd brushing with a heavy dose of social criticism of his time. A woman. Four men. A decorated.

I Dalí

I Dalí – 2011

Year 2011


The music operates Benguerel chronicles the life of Dalí Gala since meeting in Paris, all passionate loves, their hates, their vicissitudes and vagaries ending with the death of genius in a desperate search for the shadow of Gala. Premiered at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

The Greek

Year 2012


Thalia Theatre in New York is hosting the premiere.

Callas and Medea

Year 2012


Thalia Theatre In New York premiere will take place on May 18, 2012.


  • Critics Award of Barcelona, ​​for the great adventure . 1962.
  • Fraga Isaac Theatre Award for Winter Games . 1964.
  • Fastenrath Award by The trunk of costumes . 1964.
  • National Theatre Award for The House of the goats . 1968.
  • Alvarez Quintero Prize of the Royal Academy, House of goats . 1968.=
  • National Literature Prize Calderon de la Barca, for dolphins . 1969.
  • Critics Award of Madrid, by Time swords . 1972.
  • And Espinosa Prize of the Royal Academy cortin on the lemon peel . 1974.
  • Critics Award of Madrid, for Demoiselles d’Avignon . 1999.
  • Critics Award New York theater, for Demoiselles d’Avignon . 1999.
  • Premio de la Crítica de Barcelona, por La gran aventura. 1962.
  • Premio Isaac Fraga de Teatro, por Juegos de invierno. 1964.
  • Premio Fastenrath, por El baúl de los disfraces. 1964.
  • Premio Nacional de Teatro, por La casa de las chivas. 1968.
  • Premio Álvarez Quintero de la Real Academia, por La casa de las chivas. 1968.
  • Premio Nacional de Literatura Calderón de la Barca, por Los delfines. 1969.
  • Premio de la Crítica de Madrid, por Tiempo de espadas. 1972.
  • Premio Espinosa Y Cortín de la Real Academia, por La piel del limón. 1974.
  • Premio de la Crítica de Madrid, por Las señoritas de Aviñón. 1999.
  • Premio de la Crítica teatral de Nueva York, por Las señoritas de Aviñón. 1999

Other distinctions

  • Award Finalist criticism of Barcelona, ​​for the message . 1961.
  • “Important year” (Journal of Radio Barcelona and Barcelona). 1967.
  • “The Best” (Newspaper National Solidarity Barcelona). 1967.
  • Village People (Village Newspaper). 1969.
  • Mayte Award Finalist for The House of the goats . 1969.
  • Rosa de San Jorge Madrid Catalan Circle. 1970.
  • Award Finalist Forum Theatre. 1972.
  • Award “Vanguard Club” (newspaper “La Vanguardia” of Barcelona). 1980.
  • Medical Humanist (magazine “The Doctor”). 1987.
  • Award Accesit Lope de Vega Madrid City Council, by Dolphins .
  • Latin American Tribute Center and Research Establishment Theatre (CELCIT) Caracas. 1997.
  • Finalist Dramatic Literature Award, the Ministry of Culture, for almost a goddess . 2002.
  • Mayte Award Finalist for almost a goddess . 2002.
  • Tribute newspaper Daimiel tables . 2004.
  • Finalista del Premio de la crítica de Barcelona, por El mensaje. 1961.
  • “Importante del año” (Diario de Barcelona y Radio Barcelona). 1967.
  • “Los Mejores” (Periódico Solidaridad Nacional de Barcelona). 1967.
  • Popular de Pueblo (Periódico Pueblo). 1969.
  • Finalista del Premio Mayte, por La casa de las chivas. 1969.
  • Rosa de San Jorge del Círculo Catalán de Madrid. 1970.
  • Finalista del Premio del Foro Teatral. 1972.
  • Premio del “Club de Vanguardia” (Periódico “La Vanguardia” de Barcelona). 1980.
  • Médico humanista (Revista “El Médico”). 1987.
  • Accesit del Premio Lope de Vega del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, por Los delfines.
  • Homenaje del Centro Latinoamericano de Creación e Investigación Teatral (CELCIT) Caracas. 1997.
  • Finalista del premio de Literatura Dramática, del Ministerio de Cultura, por Casi una diosa. 2002.
  • Finalista del Premio Mayte, por Casi una diosa. 2002.
  • Homenaje del periódico Las tablas de Daimiel. 2004

Works released and unreleased

The fourth player

The fourth player – 1962. Unpublished

Year 1962

Prize of the Royal Academy of Lleida.

The white triangle

The white triangle – 1960. Unpublished

Year 1960

Violin Man

Violin Man. Unpublished

Works for television, film and translated

Works for TV

Although not the favorite field Jaime Salom, has made some inroads in the field of TV. Most of his plays have been broadcast on television in Spanish chains, Bulgarian, Slovak and Cuban.

  • My four men . written directly for television.
  • Behind the curtain . Serie of 13 episodes.
  • Also co-wrote with Jaime de Armiñán a series on Bartolomé intended for American Television.

Works for film

  • Your husband deceives us (the triangle). Director Miguel Iglesias. Spain.
  • Letter to a Woman (The Message). Director Miguel Iglesias. Spain.
  • Guilty . Director José María Forn. Spain.
  • The home of Chivas . Director Leon Klimosky. Spain.
  • The night the hundred birds . Chief Romero Marchen. Spain.
  • The empty beach . Director Robert Gavaldón. Spain – Mexico.
  • The Black Legend (A bonfire at dawn). Director Sergio Olhovich. Mexico.

Works translated

Have been translated into Portuguese, French, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Arabic, Flemish, Romanian, Greek, romance … and have been represented in over 30 countries.

Unpublished Work

  • Mom smiles .
  • Strike mice .
  • The time gray .
  • Engine running . Barcelona City Award.
  • Wedding gift .
  • Do not count the candles on the cake

First attempts theater

All these works were written in the forties.

He, She .

A moment of illusion .

Are holidays .

He married Berta without Germán .

Love has put glasses .

You, Me and five more .

Gone with the Wind was allowed .

A heart ticking .

A moon and five stars .

The blindfold .

A baby for Dad .

A seat at the table .

The electricity, gas and Pepe Sanchez .

The four equal .

Big game hunting .

Jazz .


The White Stripes

Editorial Planeta

This novel by the author turned into a play, with the title of the lemon peel was awarded by the Royal Spanish Academy of Language and reprsentada successfully in Madrid, London, New York and other cities.

Remade by Editorial Vision Net

The Dance of the Hours

Editorial Planeta

This is a story of love, jealousy, generational struggle, a surprising history lived by a man and a woman who love and little by little, as the hours pass, the years their lives are going to turn your great distancing love rivalry, hatred, death …

Remade by Editorial Vision Net

The home of Chivas

Editorial Planeta

The fictionalized version develops during the last months of the civil war in a farmer’s house in the outskirts of town. In her nine live, two sisters women and seven men of various ages and condition. Hunger, fear and sexual desires are actually star in this true story experienced by characters in the flesh, on whose heads plans the shadow of death.

Remade by Editorial Plaza & Janes.

From the stage

Editorial Foundation Author

Foreword by Paul Preston. The book you close to the lesser known facet of Jaime Salom, the writer’s eye on your time and worried about him. Always, though, from his view of man of the theater, from the stage.

Books about his work

Doctors and literature . Author: Margarita Ramirez. Unicaja Malaga Foundation. 2002. 244 pages.

Play by Jaime Salom . Author: Jesús Gómez Izquierdo. University of Granada. 1993. 355 pages. Foreword by Ricart Salvat.

Jaime Salom . Author: Phyllis Zatlin-Boring. Publishes Editorial Twayne. Boston (USA). 1982. English. 163 pages.

Scrittori Medici di Spagna . Author: Arnaldo Cherubini. XV-XX Secolo. Sena. 1991.

Confirmation and success of a playwright . Author: Jesús Gómez Izquierdo. Edited by University of Granada. 1977. 345 pages. Foreword by M ª José Ragué.

Jaime Salom Theatre . Biography. Author: Jesús Gómez Izquierdo. Thematic Study and Structures – doctoral thesis. University of Granada.

Works translated

English / American

The house of the goats.

Bonfire at dawn.

Callas and Medea.


Le signorine d’Avignon.

Un’ora senza televisione.

The plot.

Storie del paradiso intime.

L’altro William.

Il Volo Rooster brief.

Il Signore delle ilusionni.

Farfalle nere.


Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Erhielt den “Critics Award in Madrid” als bestes Theaterstück des Jahres 2001 und und wird erfolgreich in Spanien Aufgeführt Paris.

Mann ist ein soeben erschossen worden. (Guilty).

Ewige ev. (The trunk of costumes).

Intime gerschichten aus dem paradies. (Intimate Stories of Paradise).

Das Komplott. (The plot).

Aus Machricht russland. (The Message).


Vinnici. (Guilty).

Hodina bez televizie. (One hour without TV).

Kral ‘komedie. (The Lord of the lies).

Takmen bohyna. (Almost a goddess).

Ten Druhy William. (The other William).

Plamene úsvitu. (A bonfire at dawn).

Dokomala Takmer pasca. (The plot).


Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. (The Young Ladies of Avignon).

Une heure sans television. (One hour without TV).

Histoires du paradis intimer. (intimate stories of paradise).

Presque joins Deese. (Almost a goddess).

Paillons noires. (Black Butterflies).

La Malle aux costumes. (The trunk of costumes).

Coupables. (Guilty).

Le train de 14 heures. (The train of the two).

Le coq bas vole. (The Rooster short flight).

Une flame dans le matin. (Las Casas: A bonfire at dawn).

L’autre William. (The other William).

Excouse moi. (Sorry for the inconvenience).

La plage vide. (The empty beach).

The hatch. (The plot).

Obras traducidas

Inglés / americano

  • The house of the chivas.
  • Bonfire at dawn.
  • Callas and Medea.


  • Le signorine d’Avignone.
  • Un’ora senza televisione.
  • La trama.
  • Storie intime del paradiso.
  • L’altro William.
  • Il breve volo del gallo.
  • Il Signore delle ilusionni.
  • Farfalle nere.


  • Les demoiselles d’Avignon. Erhielt den “Premio de la Crítica de Madrid” als bestes Theaterstück des Jahres 2001 und wird erfolgreich in Spanien und Paris Aufgeführt.
  • Ein mann ist soeben erschossen worden. (Culpables).
  • Ewige ev. (El baúl de los disfraces).
  • Intime gerschichten aus dem paradies. (Historias íntimas del paraíso).
  • Das Komplott. (La trama).
  • Machricht aus russland. (El mensaje).


  • Vinnici. (Culpables).
  • Hodina bez televizie. (Una hora sin televisión).
  • Kral’ komedie. (El señor de las patrañas).
  • Takmen bohyna. (Casi una diosa).
  • Ten Druhy William. (El otro William).
  • Plamene úsvitu. (Una hoguera al amanecer).
  • Takmer dokomala pasca. (La trama).


  • Les demoiselles d’Avignon. (Las señoritas de Aviñón).
  • Une heure sans television. (Una hora sin televisión).
  • Histoires intimer du paradis. (Historias íntimas del paraíso).
  • Presque une déese. (Casi una diosa).
  • Paillons noires. (Mariposas negras).
  • La malle aux costumes. (El baúl de los disfraces).
  • Coupables. (Culpables).
  • Le train de 14 heures. (El tren de las dos).
  • Le coq vole bas. (El corto vuelo del gallo).
  • Une flame dans le matin. (Las Casas: Una hoguera al amanecer).
  • L’autre William. (El otro William).
  • Excouse moi. (Perdonen las molestias).
  • La plage vide. (La playa vacía).
  • La trame. (La trama).


Theatrical Biography Jaime Salom . Jesus Izquierdo Gómez. University of Granada

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