Mexican American Theatre Then & Now, 1983 Edited Nicolas Kanellos
Mexican American Theatre Then and Now, 1983, edited by Nicolas Kanellos was first published as Revista Chicano Riquena, XI Spring 1983 No. 1. It explores two centuries of Hispanic Theatre in Southwest United States.
This book begins with four very brief vaudeville sketches in Spanish, pages 8 through 16. These are followed by five essays written in English:
(1) Two Centuries of Hispanic Theatre in the Southwest (with 17 photographs);
(2) La Chata Noloesca: Figura del Donaire;
(3) El Teatro Carmen (1915-1923): Centro del Arte Escenico Hispano en Tucson;
(4) The Influences of Latin American Theater on Teatro Chicano;
(5) Teatropoesia by Chicanas in the Bay Area: Tongues of Fire.
The volume closes with two interviews in English: Zoot Suit and the Pachuco Phenomenon: an Interview with Luis Valdez and An Interview with Rodrigo Duarte of El Teatro de la Esperanza.
This 120 page paperback book, measuring 6 inches by 9 inches by 3/8 inch, and published by the Arte Publico Press, is in very good condition. It is a paperback with only a slight foxing and few signs of shelf wear.