Latin American Women Dramatists: Theater, Texts, and Theories / Edition 1

Latin American Women Dramatists: Theater, Texts, and Theories / Edition 1

by Catherine Larson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253212405

ISBN-13: 2900253212404

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"The book highlights the many possibilities of the innovative work of these dramatists, and this will, it is to be hoped, help the editors to achieve one of their other key goals: productions of the plays in English." —Times Literary Supplement

"This thoughtfully crafted book with its insightful and informative studies elucidates an overlooked, essential

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"The book highlights the many possibilities of the innovative work of these dramatists, and this will, it is to be hoped, help the editors to achieve one of their other key goals: productions of the plays in English." —Times Literary Supplement

"This thoughtfully crafted book with its insightful and informative studies elucidates an overlooked, essential component of the Latin American literary canon." —Choice

Contributors discuss 15 works of Latin-American playwrights, delineate the artistic lives of women dramatists of the last half of the twentieth century—from countries as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela—and highlight the problems inherent in writing under politically repressive governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900253212404
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    ix
Introduction    xi
 
PART I Theatrical Self-Consciousness
Reenacting Politics: The Theater of Griselda Gambaro     3
Maruxa Vilalta: Una voz en el desierto   23
Playing a Waiting Game: The Theater of Mariela Romero   41
 
PART II Politics A. THE PERSONAL AS POLITICAL
Power Plays / Plays of Power: The Theater of Pilar Campesino   55
The Tortured Magic of Hebe Serebrisky 74
Acting Radical: The Dramaturgy of Consuelo de Castro   89
 
B. NATIONAL POLITICS
The Theater of Diana Raznovich and Percepticide in El desconcierto 113
A Moveable Space: The Problem ofPuerto Rico in Myrna Casas's Theater                                   126
 
PART III History
Sabina Berman's Undone Threads 145
Social Critique and Theatrical Power in the Plays of Isidora Aguirre 159
 
PART IV Feminist Positions
Carmen Boullosa's Obligingly Heretic Art: New Challenges for Criticism 181
Leilah Assuncao: Marginal Women and the Female Experience 202
For Woman Only? The Theater of Susana Torres Molina 215
Masculine Space in the Plays of Estela Lenero 234
Elusive Dreams, Shattered Illusions: The Theater of Elena Garro 243
Selected Bibliography 263
Contributors 269
Index 273

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