Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance

Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance

by Diana Taylor, Sarah J. Townsend
     
 

Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance is the first collection to trace the intersection of theater and social and political life in the Americas over the past five centuries. Selections range from a sixteenth-century Native dance-drama and a nineteenth-century comedy about slavery to an avant-garde drama from the… See more details below

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Stages of Conflict: A Critical Anthology of Latin American Theater and Performance is the first collection to trace the intersection of theater and social and political life in the Americas over the past five centuries. Selections range from a sixteenth-century Native dance-drama and a nineteenth-century comedy about slavery to an avant-garde drama from the thirties that reflects the rise of fascism, while more recent plays by writers such as Griselda Gambaro, Enrique Buenaventura, and Denise Stoklos address situations involving dictatorship, torture, and struggles for social justice. The volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the performance traditions of the Americas as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472050277
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,168,513
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface xi Introduction 1 Rabinal Achi (Guatemala) 29 Final Judgment (Attributed to Andres de Olmos, Mexico) 48 The End of Atau Wallpa, a Tragedy (Version of Jesus Lara, Bolivia) 59 The Loa for the Auto Sacramental of The Divine Narcissus (Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Mexico) 81 Los Comanches (United States/Mexico Border Region) 94 The Jealous Officer, or The Fearsome Slave Catcher (Luis Carlos Martins Pena, Brazil) 103 Juan Moreira (Eduardo Gutierrez and Jose Podesta, Argentina/Uruguay) 122 After Death (Luisa Capetillo, Puerto Rico) 136 The Candle King (Oswald de Andrade, Brazil) 145 Electra Garrigo (Virgilio Pinera, Cuba) 173 Night of the Assassins (Jose Triana, Cuba) 196 The Camp (Griselda Gambaro, Argentina) 220 Documents from Hell (Enrique Buenaventura, Colombia) 245 The Schoolteacher 250 The Twisted State 252 The Orgy 254 Personal Belongings (Diana Raznovich, Argentina) 261 Isabel Banished in Isabel (Juan Radrigan, Chile) 271 Denise Stoklos in Mary Stuart (Denise Stoklos, Brazil) 281 Adios Ayacucho (Novella by Julio Ortega, adapted for the theater by Miguel Rubio Zapata for Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, Peru) 291 Manteca (Alberto Pedro Torriente, Cuba) 301 The Demon's Nun (Petrona de la Cruz Cruz and Isabel Juarez Espinosa, Mexico) 318

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