Chicanas/Latinas in American Theatre: A History of Performance

Chicanas/Latinas in American Theatre: A History of Performance

by Elizabeth C. Ramirez
     
 

Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of

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Overview

Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of underrepresented groups in American theatre and education, in cultural studies and the humanities, and in American and world history.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253337146
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: An overview of Chicana/Chicano/Latina/Latino Drama on the American Stage

1. Homeland/Sin Fronteras to Borderlands: The Theatre
2. The Critical Role of the Mexican Revolution and Its
Impact on the American Stage
3. Barrios, Borderlands, and Mujeres: From Social Protest
to Political Performance
4. The Evolution From a Chicana to a Latina Stage: The
1970s and 1980s
5. The Emerging Chicana Playwright: The Political Act of
Writing Women
6. Current Trends and Practices

Conclusion: Approaching the Millennium: Legacies and Changing Trends

Notes
Works Cited

Indiana University Press

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