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The Resource Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka, Harry J. Elam, Jr

Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka, Harry J. Elam, Jr

Label
Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka
Title
Taking it to the streets
Title remainder
the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka
Statement of responsibility
Harry J. Elam, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The performances of Luis Valdez's El Teatro Campesino, the farmworkers' theater, and Amiri Baraka's Black Revolutionary Theater (BRT) during the '60s and '70s offer preeminent examples of social protest theater during a momentous and tumultuous historical juncture
  • In Taking It to the Streets, Harry Elam compares the performance methodologies, theories, and practices of the two groups, highlighting their cross-cultural commonalities and providing insights into the complex genre of social protest performance and its interchange with its audience. He examines the ways in which ritual can be seen to operate within the productions of El Teatro and the BRT, uniting audience and performers in subversive, celebratory protest by transforming spectators into active participants within the theater walls - and into revolutionary activists outside
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Elam, Harry Justin
Dewey number
792/.0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3307.U6
LC item number
E4 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theater--theory/text/performance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican American theater
  • Workers' theater
  • Teatro Campesino (Organization)
  • Baraka, Amiri
Label
Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka, Harry J. Elam, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An initiation into the rituals of social protest theater: the cultural politics of El Teatro Campesino and the Black Revolutionary Theater -- Synergy -- the social environment as an active agent: Black Ice and Las Dos Caros del Patroncito -- Generating social changes and cultural affirmation: content and form in the plays of El Teatro and the BRT -- Rehearsing the revolution onstage: the social performance text and the performance space -- Performers and spectators: spiritual communion and subversive celebratin -- The rituals of social protest theater: reconsiderations and conclusions
Control code
35688174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472107933
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka, Harry J. Elam, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An initiation into the rituals of social protest theater: the cultural politics of El Teatro Campesino and the Black Revolutionary Theater -- Synergy -- the social environment as an active agent: Black Ice and Las Dos Caros del Patroncito -- Generating social changes and cultural affirmation: content and form in the plays of El Teatro and the BRT -- Rehearsing the revolution onstage: the social performance text and the performance space -- Performers and spectators: spiritual communion and subversive celebratin -- The rituals of social protest theater: reconsiderations and conclusions
Control code
35688174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 187 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472107933
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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