Actos, Bernabe AND Pensamiento Serpentino
By (author) Luis Valdez
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Early Works by Luis Valdez
Book DescriptionDrama. EARLY WORKS: ACTOS, BERNABE AND PENSAMIENTO SERPENTINE is three books in one: 1) a collection of one act plays by Valdez and the famous farmworker theater, El Teatro Campesino, 2) one of the first fully realized, full-length plays by Valdez alone, and 3) an original narrative poem by Luis Valdez. In the first part are collected the original, improvised works of El Teatro Campesino that deal with the exploitation of Mexican farm labor in the California fields, the discrimination found by Mexicans in the schools, and Mexicans being turned into cannon fodder by the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Bernabe is a touching, Lorcaesque poetic drama about a town fool's enchantment and ultimate unity with the earth. Pensamiento serpentino is a long, philosophical poem, based on Mayan thought and cosmology, which analyzes the cultural, religious and political circumstances of Mexican Americans and prepares a metaphysical framework for their future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781558850033
(222mm x 146mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Arte Publico Press,U.S.
Publisher: Arte Publico Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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