Fronteras Americanas: American Borders (Paperback)

Fronteras Americanas: American Borders By Guillermo Verdecchia Cover Image

Fronteras Americanas: American Borders (Paperback)


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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.
Guillermo 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: 9780889227057
ISBN-10: 0889227055
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: September 15th, 2012
Pages: 80
Language: English