Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth

Paperback | December 11, 2000

byJorge Huerta

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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.

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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 t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 11, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521778174

ISBN - 13:9780521778176

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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.