Fronteras Americanas (Paperback)

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Description


Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person's struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Sim n Bol var and Speedy Gonzales; Columbus and Fodor's travel guides; Ricky Ricardo and the Latin Lover; 'La Bamba' and Placido Domingo; Carlos Fuentes and American made-for-TV drug-wars movies. Verdecchia twirls stereotypes and clich's, offers comparative histories, examines myths and mysticism, and provides lessons in language and dancing.

Cast of one man.

About the Author


Guillermo VerdecchiaGuillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama, fiction and film; a director, dramaturge, actor and translator whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens and radios across the country and around the globe. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Award for Drama, a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780889223837
ISBN-10: 0889223831
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 80
Language: English