Latinos On Broadway
Annotation:Area: Historical Background
Annotation:Area: Historical Background: A still-useful resource as a series of essays examining Hispanic theatre up to 1984. "An Overview Of Hispanic Theatre in the United States" documents to abundance of Spanish language theatre before the advent of film and television with noteworthy companies emerging like Tampa's Spanish Repertory Theatre and a proliferation of postwar amateur and professional theatres in the Southwest Southwest. Other essays examine contemporary Hispanic theatre in NYC in the 1970s, Cuban and Chicano movements, "Labor Theatre, Street Theatre and Community Theatre in the Barrios, 1965-1983" and a "golden age" for popular Spanish theatre in the Southwest during the 1920s and 1930s: "I Can Still Hear the Applause. La Farándula Chicana: Carpas y Tandas de Variedad" [Hispanic Vaudeville]. The final essay in this short collection examines male and female roles and relationships in Chicano Theatre.
Annotation:Area: Historical Background: I love this book! This is perfect for a high school study unit. It is a thoughtful, even provocative and comprehensive secondary source highlighting many of the topics of this study, including Carmen Miranda, Desi Arnaz, WEST SIDE STORY and A CHORUS LINE. It also contains one of the most impressive bibliographies I've seen on any subject. Sandoval-Sánchez provides 25 pages of primary and secondary resources at the end of the book! Lexile 1260L; Flesch Reading Ease 9.7; Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 12
Annotation:Area: Historical Background: This is an excellent resource for political cartoons on U.S. viewpoints on its relationship with Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book provides the historical context for each cartoon and presents collections from various newspapers arranged by theme (cartoons depicting Latin America as women, as children, by poltical issue, etc.)
Annotation:Area: Historical Background: This video recording of the 2000 off-Broadway revue is an entertaining visual survey of Latin music and it's influence on American culture in the twentieth century.
Annotation:Area: Historical Background: This cast recording of the 2000 Off-Broadway revue provides an entertaining survey of Latin music and it's influence on American culture in the twentieth century.
Annotation:Area: Related Topics (Latino/a Theatre & Non-Latino Audiences): This book is primarily focused on transculturation of Latina Theater in 20th Century America. REquired reading will include an excerpt from Sandoval-Sánchez's "Rehearsing Transculturation" (Chapter One) which examines this term first coined by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortíz (1940, 1947): Transculturation is translated as being an historical process “of transition from one culture to another, because this does not consist merely in acquiring another culture, which is what the English word ‘acculturation’ really implies, but the process also necessarily involves the loss or uprooting of a previous culture, which could be defined as a deculturation. In addition, it carries the idea of the consequent creation of new cultural phenomena, which could be called neoculturation.” (Ortíz 1947:102-3)
Annotation:Area: Related Topics (Latino/a Theatre & Non-Latino Audiences): A collection of essays comprehensively examining Latina/o Theater including essays defining the genre, transculturation and documenting recent regional developments, Chicano Theater, Cuban Theater and racial and gender identities. This is a great resource for studying Latino/a Theatre around the nation. Essential readings for my class will include Tamara Underiner's "Opening the Shaman’s Bag: Latino Theater, Non-Latino Audiences, and the Logic of Tourism"
Annotation:Area: Key Figures and Biography: This is a very readable and current autobiography, but frustrating in design as there is no index in which to search topics. You can open it in Google Books and do a word search like "ethnic" or "stereotype" and in this manner, one may focus on Moreno's viewpoints on this area concerning her career. Lexile 1180L; Flesch Reading Ease: 69.9; Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7.5
Annotation:Area: Shows (Topic: IN THE HEIGHTS) Creative Process
Annotation:Area: Shows (Topic: IN THE HEIGHTS) Creative Process: Clippings include reviews from web and print sources as well as overviews of the production, IN THE HEIGHTS. Interview quotes from author/star Lin-Manuel Miranda are included in "Broadway’s New Beat” by John Jurgensen Wall Street Journal Sat/Sun Feb 23-24, 2008; “You’re 27. Here Are Millions To Stage Your Musical” by Campbell Robertson New York Times Feb 18, 2007; “A bodacious bodega” by Robert Kahn. Newsday Feb 4, 2007. Playbill.com’s interview with Miranda “Bringing In The Heights Home To Washington Heights” by Michael Gioia Feb. 6, 2013. An interview with bookwriter, Quiara Alegria Hudes is included: “Adventures of a Barrio Girl” Village Voice Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2007, p. 39. Also included are later clippings at the time of the 2008 Tony Awards.