Hispanic Cult through Theater

Politics and History in Contemporary Latin American Theatre

This course will offer a panoramic view of Latin American theatre of the twentieth and twenty first centuries in the light of two interdependent discourses: the role played by politics in Latin American theatre, and its persistent interest in documenting historical events as a mechanism to simultaneously speak about the political past and its present. The intention is to explore how, through theatre, the representation of historical events has shed light on the present political conditions of Latin America.

The playwrights and plays will be chosen from the following list: Rodolfo Usigli’s Corona de sombra (México); Vicente Leñero’s El juicio (México); Luis Rafael Sánchez’ La pasión según Antígona Pérez (Puerto Rico); Rascón Banda’s Todos somos Marcos (México); Griselda Gambaro’s El campo (Argentina); José Triana’s La noche de los asesinos (Cuba); Alberto Pedro’s Mar nuestro (Cuba); Sabina Berman’s Aguila o sol (México); Eduardo Rovner’s Cuarteto (Argentina); and the Grupo Yuyachkani (Perú).
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

SPAN3431A-L16 Lecture (Melendez)

Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN3431A-L15 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN3431A-L14 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2013

SPAN3431A-L13 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2012

SPAN3431A-L12 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2011

SPAN3431A-L11 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2010

SPAN3431A-L10 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2009

SPAN3431A-L09 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2008

SPAN3431A-L08 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2007

SPAN3431A-L07 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2006

SPAN3431A-L06 Lecture (Alegria)