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Necessary Theatre: Six Plays about the Chicano Experience

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Necessary Theater includes: The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, by Luis Valdez; Money, by Arthur Giron; Latina, by Milcha Sanchez Scott with Jeremy Blahnik; Soldierboy, by Judith and Severo Perez; and Guadalupe and La victima, both by El Teatro de la Esperanza. Necessary Theater is the first anthology of Chicano theater published in a decade and includes only plays that have been professionally staged to critical acclaim. An introduction by Jorge Huerta, along with commentaries on each author and play, is ...
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Overview

Necessary Theater includes: The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, by Luis Valdez; Money, by Arthur Giron; Latina, by Milcha Sanchez Scott with Jeremy Blahnik; Soldierboy, by Judith and Severo Perez; and Guadalupe and La victima, both by El Teatro de la Esperanza. Necessary Theater is the first anthology of Chicano theater published in a decade and includes only plays that have been professionally staged to critical acclaim. An introduction by Jorge Huerta, along with commentaries on each author and play, is included. Jorge Huerta, the author of Chicano Theater: Themes and Forms, is a professor in the drama department at the University of California-San Diego.
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Library Journal
Huerta, a leading exponent of contemporary Chicano theater, has assembled six short, representative plays that not only share the common theme of survival but also have received successful staging. The plays' stylistic variety, from the Brechtian Guadalupe and La victima through the realistically domestic Soldierboy to the modern morality play Money , combined with useful introductions both to the collection as a whole and to each of the scripts, enhances the anthology's value. Readers should be informed that some scenes are bilingual and some written entirely in Spanish. Recommended especially for libraries serving Hispanic communities.-- Lawrence Olszewski, OCLC, Dublin, Ohio
Booknews
Modifications to the procedures for the dog facilitate work on other species. Contains the text of six plays from the dynamic theater movement that originally grew out of the farmworkers' struggles of the 1960's. Also includes production histories, biographies of the playwrights, and commentary by critic Huerta. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780934770958
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Series: Latin-American Play Anthologies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,127,490
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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