Latin American Literature Drama - Essay


(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Diana Taylor

SOURCE: "Theatre and Crisis: The Making of Latin American Drama," in Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America, University Press of Kentucky, 1991, pp. 22-63.

[In the following excerpt, Taylor examines the connection between politics and contemporary Latin American drama.]

While commentators studying Latin American theatre generally recognize the dramatic transformation that has taken place in the quantity and quality of the plays produced from the 1960s onward, we still do not have a good name to describe the process (or perhaps multiple processes), or a very clear understanding of its (their) complexity or...

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