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Chicano Drama


  • 10 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 222 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.5 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 812.009/86872
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: PS153.M4 H84 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • American drama--Mexican American authors--History and criticism
    • Literature and society--United States
    • Mexican Americans--Intellectual life
    • Mexican Americans in literature
    • Myth in literature

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521771191 | ISBN-10: 0521771196)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published December 2000

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$129.00 (C)

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.


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.


"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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