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Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women [NOOK Book]

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In the seventeen dramatic texts examined in this study, women writers from Spanish America have self-consciously incorporated games into their plays' structures to highlight from a woman's perspective the idea that life, as well as the theater, is a game. Some dramas are so overtly about games that the word appears significantly in their titles. Others reflect game playing in less direct ways or connect metatheatrical examinations of role-playing to the ludic. In every drama examined, however, a game of some sort...
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Games and Play in the Theater of Spanish American Women

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Overview

In the seventeen dramatic texts examined in this study, women writers from Spanish America have self-consciously incorporated games into their plays' structures to highlight from a woman's perspective the idea that life, as well as the theater, is a game. Some dramas are so overtly about games that the word appears significantly in their titles. Others reflect game playing in less direct ways or connect metatheatrical examinations of role-playing to the ludic. In every drama examined, however, a game of some sort plays a key role in the construction of the playtext. By looking at the nature and number of the games played in these women-authored dramas from the past fifty years, we can see the ways in which play is used to effect social control and the connections between play and aggression, gender, history, and politics. In these representative dramas, the theater serves as a vehicle for encouraging audiences to think about (if not act upon) the issues that have shaped Spanish America. Games, rules, winners, and losers join together as the playwrights explore events and times of fundamental importance in their countries' historical and political evolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838758953
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 306 KB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : games, play, and theater 13
2 Ludic theory : games and drama criticism 25
3 Games in the theater : representation, roleplaying, and the search for identity in dramas 39
4 Violent games in plays 76
5 Games and gender issues : becoming other in dramas 95
6 Games and/in Spanish American society in plays 117
7 Games and the historical-political realities of Spanish America in dramas 133
8 Conclusions : only a game or more than a game? 158
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