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Carlos Manuel Editor- VAQUEEROS, CALACAS, AND HOLLYWOOD: CONTEMPORARY CHICANO PLAYS

VAQUEEROS, CALACAS, AND HOLLYWOOD: CONTEMPORARY CHICANO PLAYS

edited by Carlos Manuel

Four very different yet extremely personal works comprise VAQUEEROS, CALACAS, AND HOLLYWOOD: CONTEMPORARY CHICANO PLAYS. This collections covers topics from death and boxing to life as an immigrant, from Hollywood hero worship to sexual taboos. All of the plays reflect themes found in Chicano communities through out the United States. BARRIO HOLLYWOOD, by Elaine Romero, uses distinct cultural symbolism to explore tragedy, interracial dating, and family loyalty. Silvana Wood’s trilingual YO, CASIMIRO FLORRES mixes rituals, languages, and cultural traditions to craft an intellectual and historical drama that shed light on what being an immigrant, as well as a Chicano, means in today’s society. WE LOST IT AT THE MOVIES (WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ROCK HUDSON), by Guillermo Reyes, offers us the story of a Chilean mother and son as they struggle to make it in the land of the free, and VAQUEEROS, BY CARLOS MANUEL, is an ethnodrama based on interviews that exposes hidden sexual practices among Chican/Latino men and their fear of being discovered.

Carlos Manuel is an assistant professor of theater and director of the Theatre Program at Bellarmine University. He obtained his MFA in playwriting from Arizona State University and his MA in directing from the University of New Mexico. His work focuses on the Latino experience.

234 pp . paper . $20.00 . ISBN 978-1-931010-70-2

Bilingual Review Press
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State University
P.O Box 875303
Tempe, Az 85287-5303
Phone orders (480)965-3867
E-mail: brp@asu.edu
http://www.asu.edu/brp

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B. J. Buckley & Dawn Senior-Trask Authors- MOONHORSES & THE RED BULL

MOONHORSES & THE RED BULL

by B.J. Buckley & Dawn Senior-Trask

A Wyoming Poet, a Montana Poet- Two women who understand the land and the opportunities it offers. Life in the West can be a challenge but the rewards- visual, visceral and spiritual- are hard to describe. B. J Buckley and Dawn Senior-Trask have woven words into a verbal tapestry that gives the reader a deeply complete and vibrantly luminous meassure of what it is to immerse oneself in this life.

216 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-19-6 $18.95 Trade Paper

pronghornpress.org

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