Performing Latin America(s): Politics, Culture and Society Onstage
01/28/2008 - 05/10/2008
As Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez remarked in his Nobel Prize acceptance lecture, Latin America's violent history includes colonization and seventeen military coups. For economic and political reasons, many of its citizens have emigrated or left for exile. The main goal of this course is to examine how Latin American and Latino artists tell the continent's history via performance. In that, we will look at the intersection between individual experience and larger socio-political contexts in the works of artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, as well as those living in the United States and Europe. Though the focus of the course is theater, at times we will also draw from other art forms.
Course readings include Griselda Gambarro, Three Plays by Griselda Gambarro; Charles Philip, Latin American Theater in Translation; Judith Weiss, Colombian Theater in the Vortex; Mario Vargas Llosa, The Methuen Book of Contemporary Latin American Plays; The Theater of Nelson Rodrigues.
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Claudia Nascimento (B.A., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; M.A., University of Akron; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is assistant professor of theater. Click here for more information about Claudia Nascimento.
Consent of Instructor Required: No
|Level: GLSP||Credits: 3||Enrollment Limit: 18|
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