Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays

Title

Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays

Files

Description

Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays complements Black Presence: Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora, a critical anthology edited as well by Armando González-Pérez (Betania: Madrid, 1999). This thoughtfully crafted and insightful book on Afro-Cuban theater in exile as well as his critical anthology has an essential glossary of African and Afro-Cuban terms which facilitates the reading of the texts studies. With the exception of Leandro Soto, whose dramatic work is represented visually without a textual support, the authors studied in this new volume are: Matías Montes Huidobro, Pedro R. Monge Rafuls, José Corrales and Manuel Pereiras García, Raúl de Cárdenas, Héctor Santiago, Manuel Martín Jr. and Dolores Prida.

ISBN

978-0981930336

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Ediciones La Gota de Agua

City

Philadelphia

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Latin American Literature | Linguistic Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Comments

Table of Contents

Tyranny, sexuality and Afro-Cuban guile in Las hetairas habaneras (The Havana Hetaeras) by Corrales and Pereiras / Matías Montes Huidobro --

Afro-Cuban magical ritualism of sexuality in La navaja de Olofé (Olofé's Razor) by Matías Montes Huidobro / Armando González-Pérez --

Elements of Afro-Cuban culture in the theatre of José Triana / José A. Escarpanter --

Historicity and transculturation in Los hijos de Ochún (The children of Ochún) by Raúl de Cárdenas / Yara González Montes --

The discourse of otherness in Otra historia (Another history) by Pedro R. Monge Rafuls / Armando González Pérez --

The discourse of sexuality: the options of eros in Otra historia (Another history) by Pedro R. Monge Rafuls / Matías Montes Huidobro --

Two Patakis, and a problem of "identity" in La eterna noche de Juan Francisco Manzano/The night eternal of Juan Francisco Manzano by Héctor Santiago / Rolando D.H. Morelli --

U.S. Cuban theatre: music and the evolution of cultural identity / Elsa Bennett --

Rita and Bessie: final journey / Yara González Montes --

Staging religion and popular culture in Botánica (Botany) by Dolores Prida's / Jason Meyler --

Afro-Cubanism, theatricality and exile in Matías Montes Huidobro's play Tirando las cartas (Orishas' divination) / Armando González Pérez --