Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth

by Jorge Huerta

Cambridge University Press | December 11, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Huerta takes as his starting point 1979, the year Luís Valdez''s play, Zoot Suit, was produced on Broadway. Huerta looks at plays by and about Chicanas and Chicanos, as they explore through performance, the community and its identity caught between the United States and Mexico. Through informative biographies of each playwright and analyses of their plays, Huerta offers an accessible introduction to this important aspect of American theater and culture. The book contains photographs from key productions and will be invaluable to students, scholars and general theatergoers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 in

Published: December 11, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521778174

ISBN - 13: 9780521778176

Found in: Theatre, Theatre

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Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth

by Jorge Huerta

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 in

Published: December 11, 2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521778174

ISBN - 13: 9780521778176

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. Mythos or mitos: the roots of a Chicano mythology; 2. Mystery or miracle: bodiless heads and conversations with the dead; 3. Redemption: looking for miracles in a Man''s church; 4. Rebelling against damnation: out of the closet, slowly; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.

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Huerta takes as his starting point 1979, the year Luís Valdez''s play, Zoot Suit, was produced on Broadway. Huerta looks at plays by and about Chicanas and Chicanos, as they explore through performance, the community and its identity caught between the United States and Mexico. Through informative biographies of each playwright and analyses of their plays, Huerta offers an accessible introduction to this important aspect of American theater and culture. The book contains photographs from key productions and will be invaluable to students, scholars and general theatergoers.

Editorial Reviews

"This reviewer applauds both Huerta, for bringing to the foreground new plays and playwrights [sic] who have attained success in mainstream theater production and for making these works accessible to a wide readership, and series editor Don Wilmeth (Brown), for adding this important volume to the significant and original scholarship of the cultural and social context of theater." Choice
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