By Diana Taylor

Latin American theatre is without doubt one of the such a lot leading edge on the planet this day. The interval 1965–1970 used to be certainly one of excessive theatrical creation within the zone. Dozens of significant playwrights and collective theaters produced thousands of hugely unique performs. This used to be additionally a interval of profound ideological and sociopolitical transformation. Hopes for Latin American self-definition and self-determination after centuries of colonization and overseas exploitation started to fall apart, whereas the right-wing backlash produced a politics of terror.

In this dynamic learn, Diana Taylor proposes that, for all of the variety of peoples, languages, and cultural photographs in Latin the USA, the consequences of obstacle at the region’s theatre are strangely uniform. As a cultural subsystem, theatre is either a made of and a statement at the making and dismantling of society at huge.

Theatre of Crisis is a crucial resource of data for Latin Americanists in addition to theatre experts and literary critics drawn to this nearly unexplored box.

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