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Chicano Drama

Chicano Drama
Performance, Society and Myth

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Part of Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama

  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778176

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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.

    • Accessible introduction to contemporary Chicano theatre
    • Suitable for students and theatregoers, with biographies of playwrights and analyses of plays
    • Written by leading authority on Chicano theatre
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    "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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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778176
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Jorge Huerta, University of California, San Diego

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