TD301 4.11 - 2008-04-11 1. Terminology Hispanic -Linguistic...

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2008-04-11 1. Terminology Hispanic -Linguistic term: someone who speaks Spanish Latino/a -Ethnic term; Someone of Latin American descent -Used as umbrella term More specific terms: A. Chicano/a (American born) Mexican Americans Politicized; reclaimed derogatory term -Nuyorican: Someone of Puerto Rican descent -Cuban American Tejano/a: Spanish or Mexican ethnicity, living in TX 2. Antecedents Religious Drama -Pastorelas – “Shepherd’s play” -Christmas tradition, often performed by children -Posadas – Processional; celebrations (lit., “inn”) -Take place over 9 nights Carpas (Mexican tent theatres) -Variety entertainment -Circus elements Early Spanish Language Theatre in the United States -Origins in late 18 0 – 19 0 century -Form Melodramas Often followed by song and dance and comic pieces -Touring Troupes from Mexico -California coastal cities at first -Circuits around the Southwest -Resident Spanish language companies by 1860s in CA
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3. El Teatro Campesino: Beginnings Founded by Luis Valdez -Playwright, Director
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course T D 301 taught by Professor Skeiker during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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TD301 4.11 - 2008-04-11 1. Terminology Hispanic -Linguistic...

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