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Cuba Inside Out
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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 drastically altered life in Cuba. Theatre artists were faced with new economic and social realities that changed their day-to-day experiences and ways of looking at the world beyond the island. The Cuban Revolution’s resistance to and intersections with globalization, modernity, emigration and privilege are central to the performances examined in this study. The first book-length study in English of Cuban and Cuban American plays, Cuba Inside Out provides a framework for understanding texts and performances that support, challenge, and transgress boundaries of exile and nationalism.  Prizant reveals the intricacies of how revolution is staged theatrically, socially, and politically on the island and in the Cuban diaspora. This close examination of seven plays written since 1985 seeks to alter how U.S. audiences perceive Cuba, its circumstances, and its theatre.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Overture: Cuba and the Evolution of Revolution
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2. Staging Revolutions: Past and Present Conversations
  2. pp. 26-57
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  1. 3. Revolution under Siege: Theatre, Globalization, and the Special Period
  2. pp. 58-86
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  1. Gallery of Illustrations
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  1. 4. Revolution from Afar: Cuban American Perspectives
  2. pp. 87-114
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  1. 5. Para Siempre: Staging the Future
  2. pp. 115-129
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 133-141
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 153-160
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  1. Author Biography
  2. p. 161
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  1. Theater in the Americas Series
  2. p. 162
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  1. Other Books in the Theater in the Americas Series
  2. pp. 163-164
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  1. Back Cover
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