15. Latino Theatre & Magical Realism 4.11

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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 e – 19 e 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 3. El Teatro Campesino: Beginnings Founded by Luis Valdez 4. El Teatro Compesino: Actors Actors = Short bilingual skits Agitprop -Agitation / propaganda -Goal: Persuade people to a certain point of view and get them riled up about it -Influence Brecht Commedia dell’arte Cantinflas Autos Sacramentales Guerrilla Theatre -Taking it to the audience: Drive out to the fields on flatbed trucks
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Zoot suit (1978) -Intentionally moving into the mainstream
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