Nuestro New York: an anthology of Puerto Rican plays

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Mentor, May 18, 1994 - Drama - 566 pages
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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


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