|Birth|| As June 24 as 1909 |
|Death|| As April 1 as 1996 |
Javier Villafane (Buenos Aires, 24 as June as 1909 - Buenos Aires, 1 as April as 1996 ) was a poet, writer and puppeteer Argentina . With his cart, La Andariega, he presented his show, touring different locations in Argentina and also in Chile , Bolivia , Paraguay , Uruguay and Venezuela , where he lived for several years. The first performance of "La Andariega" was in a vacant lot in the Belgrano neighborhood, on October 22, 1935. In 1940He received a grant from the National Commission of Culture to "publicize puppetry activity." [ 1 ] About this trade he published several books, among which "Puppet Theater" stands out. In 1967, his book Don Juan el Zorro was challenged and withdrawn from circulation by the ruling military dictatorship in Argentina. He returned in 1984 . Villafañe also devoted himself to poetry and storytelling. He received numerous awards including two include Konex Awards Platinum in 1991 and 1984 Konex Award - Diploma to the Merit in 1994. Part of his work comprises: [ 2 ]
- A round, a story and an act for puppets , ( 1938 ).
- Verses, poems and songs , ( 1938 ).
- Puppets , ( 1943 ).
- El Gallo Pinto (poetry), ( 1944 ).
- Book of Tales and Legends , ( 1945 )
- The dreams of the toad , ( 1963 ).
- Maese Trotamundos on the way of Don Quixote , ( 1983 ).