Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth / Edition 1

Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth / Edition 1

by Jorge Huerta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521778174

ISBN-13: 9780521778176

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Huerta takes as his starting point 1979, the year Luís Valdez's play, Zoot Suit, was produced on Broadway. Huerta looks at plays by and about Chicanas and Chicanos, as they explore through performance, the community and its identity caught between the United States and Mexico. Through informative biographies of each playwright and analyses of their plays,

Overview

Huerta takes as his starting point 1979, the year Luís Valdez's play, Zoot Suit, was produced on Broadway. Huerta looks at plays by and about Chicanas and Chicanos, as they explore through performance, the community and its identity caught between the United States and Mexico. Through informative biographies of each playwright and analyses of their plays, Huerta offers an accessible introduction to this important aspect of American theater and culture. The book contains photographs from key productions and will be invaluable to students, scholars and general theatergoers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521778176
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. Mythos or mitos: the roots of a Chicano mythology; 2. Mystery or miracle: bodiless heads and conversations with the dead; 3. Redemption: looking for miracles in a Man's church; 4. Rebelling against damnation: out of the closet, slowly; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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