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Politics and violence in Cuban and Argentine theater /
Katherine Ford.
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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xxii, 219 p.
ISBN
0230613144 (hbk.), 9780230613140 (hbk.)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230613144 (hbk.)
9780230613140 (hbk.)
contents note
Preface : understanding the place of theater in Spanish America -- Introduction : difficult times : considering dramatic violence -- Who's afraid of Virgilio Piñera? : construction of violence through fear in Dos viejos pánicos (1968) -- The cobwebs of memory : history made with violence in Abelardo Estorino's La dolorosa historia del amor secreto de Don José Jacinto Milanés (1974) -- Filming the bourgeoisie : defining identity with violence in Eduardo Pavlovsky's La mueca -- Disorderly conduct: the violence of spectatorship in Griselda Gambaro's Información para extranjeros (1973) -- Conclusion : transforming spectacles.
catalogue key
7068823
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Katherine Ford is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at East Carolina University Some of her work has appeared in Latin American Theatre Review, Gestos, and other collected works on Hispanic literature.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Ford sets up appropriate chronological and geographical goals as she deals with the complex topic of violence and its theatrical representations. The fact that the author chooses two countries Cuba and Argentina considered culturally different within Spanish America with extremely distinguished theatrical histories and also very turbulent political ones in the twentieth century, allows her to uncover the diverse manifestations of psychological, physical, and political violence in a period of six years of theatrical production: 1968-1974. These years are profoundly significant in the two countries' political development since they represent periods when repression was particularly blatant. This book will be an asset to specialists in the field of Spanish American theater, and to students and scholars interested in examining the issue of violence in Spanish American literature."--Priscilla Melendez, University of Connecticut
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Summaries
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This book examines how violence was used as a spectacle in Cuban and Argentine theater in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a reflection of and a dialogue with the violence occurring in the public arena. Using the international affair of the Caso Padilla as a way to appreciate how the notion of revolutionary spectacle pertains to culture, Ford deftly examines the use of violence in four plays from Cuba and Argentina to understand how simulated violence was used as a tool to address the very real violence that was taking place offstage.
Main Description
This book examines how violence was used as a spectacle in Cuban and Argentine theater in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a reflection of and a dialogue with the violence occurring in the public arena. Using the international affair of theCaso Padillaas a way to appreciate how the notion of revolutionary spectacle pertains to culture, Ford deftly examines the use of violence in four plays from Cuba and Argentina to understand how simulated violence was used as a tool to address the very real violence that was taking place offstage.
Unpaid Annotation
"This book examines how violence was used as a spectacle in Cuban and Argentine theater in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a reflection of and a dialogue with the violence occurring in the public arena. Using the international affair of the Caso Padilla as a way to appreciate how the notion of revolutionary spectacle pertains to culture, Ford deftly examines the use of violence in four plays from Cuba and Argentina to understand how simulated violence was used as a tool to address the very real violence that was taking place offstage."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents
Preface: Understanding the Place of Theater in Spanish Americap. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Difficult Times: Considering Dramatic Violencep. 1
Who's Afraid of Virgilio Piñera? Violence and Fear in Dos viejos pánicos (1968)p. 25
Cobwebs of Memory: History Made with Violence in Abelardo Estorino's La dolorosa historia del amor secreto de don José Jacinto Milanés (1974)p. 57
Filming the Bourgeoisie: Defining Identity with Violence in Eduardo Pavlovsky's La mueca (1970)p. 97
Disorderly Conduct: The Violence of Spectatorship in Griselda Gambaro's Información para extranjeros (1973)p. 137
Conclusion: Transforming Spectaclesp. 175
Notesp. 181
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 215
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