Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka / Edition 1

Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka / Edition 1

by Harry Justin Elam Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472087681

ISBN-13: 9780472087686

Pub. Date: 07/31/2001

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The performances of Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, the farmworkers' theater, and Amiri Baraka's Black Revolutionary Theater (BRT) during the '60s and '70s offer preeminent examples of social protest theater during a momentous and tumultuous historical juncture. In Taking It to the Streets, Harry Elam compares the performance methodologies, theories, and practices…  See more details below

Overview

The performances of Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, the farmworkers' theater, and Amiri Baraka's Black Revolutionary Theater (BRT) during the '60s and '70s offer preeminent examples of social protest theater during a momentous and tumultuous historical juncture. In Taking It to the Streets, Harry Elam compares the performance methodologies, theories, and practices of the two groups, highlighting their cross-cultural commonalities and providing insights into the complex genre of social protest performance and its interchange with its audience. He examines the ways in which ritual can be seen to operate within the productions of El Teatro and the BRT, uniting audience and performers in subversive, celebratory protest by transforming spectators into active participants within the theater walls - and into revolutionary activists outside.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472087686
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
07/31/2001
Series:
Theater: Theory/Text/Performance Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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