Voices of Change in the Spanish American Theater

Voices of Change in the Spanish American Theater

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The aim of this anthology is to present a selection of plays that are representative of a fresh spirit and of societal pressures and changes in Spanish American culture. The plays shun the earlier realistic, sentimental, and melodramatic conventions of Spanish American theater. Instead, they reflect the tenor of the dramatic imagination of the mid-to-late twentieth centurya€”an imagination that sought new forms and ways of expressing a new awareness of the Spanish American dilemma. In selecting these plays, William I. Oliver looked for more than mere illustrations of these changes. As a practicing director and playwright, he sought works that are effective on the stage as well as on the page. As an editor and translator, he sought works a€œthat could be translated culturally as well as linguistically.a€ The six plays in this varied and vigorous anthology are the measure of his success. The plays included are The Day They Let the Lions Loose, by Emilio Carballido (Mexico); The Camp, by Griselda Gambaro (Argentina); The Library, by Carlos Maggi (Uruguay); In the Right Hand of God the Father, by Enrique Buenaventura (Colombia); The Mulattoa€™s Orgy, by Luisa Josefina HernAindez (Mexico); and ViApa: Three Beach Plays, by Sergio VodAinovic (Chile).(The Friar giveshim a despairing look and searches for a place to sit down.) Youa#39; ve walked ... FRIAR: Someone gave me some fruit last night. INDIAN ... May He bless us in allwe say and do here, that it may be for your good and mine. INDIAN: anbsp;...

Title:Voices of Change in the Spanish American Theater
Author:William I. Oliver
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2014-11-06


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