A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

by Julie Ann Ward

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Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Lizards Lounging in the Sun) is a Mexican theater company that performs what is known as theater of the real. By taking reality as its subject, this genre claims a special relationship to reality, truth, and authenticity. In A Shared Truth, Julie Ann Ward traces the development of this contemporary and cutting-edge collective’s unique aesthetic. Based on performances, play texts, videos, and interviews, this in-depth look at a single theatrical troupe argues that the company’s work represents a larger trend in which Latin American theater positions itself as a source of and repository for truth in the face of unreliable official narratives. A Shared Truth critically examines the work of an influential company whose collaborative methods and engagement with the real challenge the bounds of theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822986874
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Latinx and Latin American Profiles
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Julie Ann Ward is assistant professor of Latin American literature at the University of Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword by Antonio Prieto-Stambaugh Acknowledgments Introduction. Exposing Reality Chapter 1. Enacting the Collective Chapter 2. Unfolding Genealogy Chapter 3. Falling Out of History Chapter 4. Loosening the Bounds of Theater Appendix A. List of Festival Appearances Appendix B. Interview with Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol Notes Works Cited Index

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