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Zoot suit

Author: Luis Valdez; Edna Ochoa
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bilingual edView all editions and formats
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"This bilingual edition of Zoot Suit combines the original English-language version with the first-ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation's history. From the moment the myth-infused character of El Pachuco burst onto the stage, literally cutting his way
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Spanish language materials
Materiales en español
Mexicano-americanos
Drama
Teatro
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Valdez, Luis.
Zoot suit.
Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, [2004]
(OCoLC)607613170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Valdez; Edna Ochoa
ISBN: 1558854398 9781558854390
OCLC Number: 55229162
Description: xxii, 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Jorge Huerta --
Zoot Suit (English) --
Zoot suit (espańol).
Other Titles: Zoot suit.
Responsibility: Luis Valdez ; with an introduction by Jorge Huerta ; translated into Spanish by Edna Ochoa.

Abstract:

"This bilingual edition of Zoot Suit combines the original English-language version with the first-ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation's history. From the moment the myth-infused character of El Pachuco burst onto the stage, literally cutting his way through the drop curtain with a switchblade, Luis Valdez spurred a revolution in Chicano theater."

"Focusing on the events surrounding the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942 and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riots that turned Los Angeles into a bloody war zone, this is a gritty and vivid depiction of the horrifying violence and racism suffered by young Mexican Americans on the home front during World War II. Valdez's cadre of young urban characters struggle with the stereotypes and generalizations of America's dominant culture, the questions of assimilation and patriotism, and a desire to rebel against the mainstream pressures that threaten to wipe them out."

"Experimenting with brash forms of narration, pop culture of the war era, and complex characterizations, this quintessential exploration of the Mexican-American experience in the United States during the 1940s was the first, and only, Chicano play to open on Broadway."--Jacket.

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