El Teatro Campesino / Edition 1

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Overview

This study demythologizes and reinterprets the history of a Chicana/o performance ensemble.
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This welcome addition in critical theory about the Chicana/o theater movement is recommended for those researchers interested in theater practice and performance, women's studies, and cultural studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292708013
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. El Teatro Campesino and the Mexican Popular Performance Tradition
Oral Tradition: Human Memory, the Body, Community
The Political Economy of Chicana/o Comedy
Rasquachi Performance Aesthetic and Historical Memory
El Teatro Campesino and Mexican Sacroprofane Performance Genres
Conclusion
2. Theater of the Sphere: Toward the Formulation of a Native Performance Theory and Practice
On Formulating an Indigenous Alternative Performance Aesthetic
Theater of the Sphere: Affirming the Chicana/o Axis
The Formation of the Spherical Actor: A New Chicana/o Humanism
Theater of the Sphere: The Twenty Steps
Theater of the Sphere: The World of Performance
Theater of the Sphere: Liberation or Mystification?
3. Toward a Re-Vision of Chicana/o Theater History: The Roles of Women in El Teatro Campesino
Introduction
The Roles of Women in El Teatro Campesino
Breaking the Mold: Creating New Pathways
An Epilogue: Chicanas Onstage in the 1980s
4. El Teatro Campesino: From Alternative Theater to Mainstream
Introduction
El Teatro Campesino in the Mainstream
Rose of the Rancho: Validating Chicana/o Oppression
The New Professionalism: Zoot Suit in the Mainstream
Chicanas/os on Broadway: To Be or Not to Be?
Zoot Suit: The Film
Mainstreaming and the Dissolution of the Teatro Campesino Ensemble
Conclusion: Whither El Teatro Campesino?
Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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