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Teatro Campesino Theater in the Chicano Movement

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ISBN-10: 0292708017

ISBN-13: 9780292708013

Edition: 1994

Authors: Yolanda Broyles-Gonz�lez, Yolanda Broyles-González

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"An excellent work in Chicano historiography and performativity. . . . Broyles-Gonzaacute;lez does not merely intend to de-mythologize the [Luis] Valdez-centered cultural history of the Teatro; more importantly, she begins to explore a specific period and scope of a collective performance practice in the Teatro." Theatre Journal "This welcome addition in critical theory about the Chicana/o theater movement is recommended for those researchers interested in theater practice and performance, women's studies, and cultural studies." Choice "I cannot overstress the significant contribution this book will make to the field of Chicano literature and the humanities in general. To date, there…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Yolanda Broyles-González is professor of Mexican-American and Raza Studies at the University of Arizona. She is the editor of Re-Emerging Native Women of the Americas: A Native Chicana Latina Women's Studies Reader and author of El Teatro Campesino: Theater in the Chicano Movement and Lydia Mendoza's Life in Music: Norte-o Tejano Legacies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
El Teatro Campesino and the Mexican Popular Performance Tradition
Oral Tradition: Human Memory, the Body, Community
The Political Economy of Chicana/o Comedy
Rasquachi Performance Aesthetic and Historical Memory
El Teatro Campesino and Mexican Sacroprofane Performance Genres
Conclusion
Theater of the Sphere: Toward the Formulation of a Native Performance Theory and Practice
On Formulating an Indigenous Alternative Performance Aesthetic
Theater of the Sphere: Affirming the Chicana/o Axis
The Formation of the Spherical Actor: A New Chicana/o Humanism
Theater of the Sphere: The Twenty Steps
Theater of the Sphere: The World of Performance
Theater of the Sphere: Liberation or Mystification?
Toward a Re-Vision of Chicana/o Theater History: The Roles of Women in El Teatro Campesino
Introduction
The Roles of Women in El Teatro Campesino
Breaking the Mold: Creating New Pathways
An Epilogue: Chicanas Onstage in the 1980s
El Teatro Campesino: From Alternative Theater to Mainstream
Introduction
El Teatro Campesino in the Mainstream-Rose of the Rancho: Validating Chicana/o Oppression
The New Professionalism:Zoot Suitin the Mainstream
Chicanas/os on Broadway: To Be or Not to Be?-Zoot Suit: The Film
Mainstreaming and the Dissolution of the Teatro Campesino Ensemble
Conclusion: Whither El Teatro Campesino?
Chronology
Notes
Bibliography
Index