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The first book-length study of the role of farce in Spanish American theatre explores the intersection of politics and drama. Spanish American playwrights have realized that farce's "lack of power" and marginality can become a resourceful way to confront aggression and censorship, while rejecting the possibility of eventually becoming part of the oppressive center. This book underscores the tendency of Spanish American farce for self-parody, its capacity to uncover and also carry out a profound critique of their nations' artistic, social, and political rituals. To use and transgress farce simultaneously, as a considerable number of Spanish American playwrights do, is to recognize the reality, the power, and the limits of laughter.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Info, Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Introduction: Towards a Characterization of Spanish American Farce
  2. pp. 15-42
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  1. Chapter 1: José Triana's Revolico En el Campo de Marte: Farce and Cuba's Revolutionary History
  2. pp. 43-86
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  1. Chapter 2: (In)Decency and (Dis)Pleasure: Women and Farce in Sabina Berman's El suplicio del placer
  2. pp. 87-136
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  1. Chapter 3: Transcription, Transgression and Power in Vargas Llosa's Kathie y el hipopótamo
  2. pp. 137-172
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  1. Chapter 4: Popular Culture and Classical Traditions: Farce and Incest in Quíntuples by Luis Rafael Sánchez
  2. pp. 173-212
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  1. Conclusions: Binding the Unbound
  2. pp. 213-217
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 218-228
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  1. Further Series Titles
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469639291
Related ISBN
9780807892862
MARC Record
OCLC
1080551523
Pages
228
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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