Nuestro New York: an anthology of Puerto Rican plays
This unique collection is the first and only anthology of Puerto Rican drama available. Despite its strong presence in the New York theater over the past forty years - from Roberto Rodriguez Suarez's breakthrough 1958 play, "The Betrothal, " to the recent off-Broadway success of Jose Rivera's "Marisol" - the distinct identity of "puertorrigquenidad" has gone largely unrecognized. This anthology of eleven outstanding plays is a showcase for the unmistakable island/mainland dichotomy of immigrant and post-immigrant Puerto Rican writers. The works included in "Nuestra New York" cover the historical continuity of Puerto Rican theater from the 1950s to the 1990s and a wide range of styles and themes. But whether it's a look at interracial romance in Eduardo Ivan Lopez's "Spanish Eyes, " the wild farcical romp of Fred Vlale's "I Am a Winner, " or the quest of a woman breaking from her traditional role in Carmen Rivera's "Julia, " these works all convey the authenticity of the Puerto Rican experience in America. Fresh, compelling, and filled with energy, these collected plays represent important ethnic theater - at last in the spotlight for its contribution to the American dramatic arts.
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Eleven contemporary plays explore the experiences of Puerto Ricans in places having special importance for this ethnic group, namely, Puerto Rico and New York. Both places play a role of their own ... Read full review