Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida. Four Different Latino Playwrights, Full Casts Of Local Latino Actors Our Stories Shared With. Coser y cantar. Front Cover. Dolores Prida Bibliographic information. QR code for Coser y cantar. Title, Coser y cantar. Latino literature. Author, Dolores Prida. PERFORMANCE: COSER Y CANTAR BY DOLORES PRIDA. Public. · Hosted by Department of World Languages at Queens University of Charlotte. Interested.

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In Coser y Cantar one of her most acclaimed playsPrida wittily brings to the stage the biculturalism and subsequently, bilingualism in which millions of U.

By airing, not with existential despair but always humorously, some of doolores main problems any hybrid Latina has to face in everyday life double identity, assimilation, foser for self-definition, alienation and loneliness among many othersPrida clearly arises as a spokesperson and the conscience of many Latinos living in similar situations to those portrayed in her play. Cancel Forgot your password? The subtitle of Coser y Cantar, “a One Act Bilingual Fantasy for Two Women”, already hints at its content since the play can be considered as Prida’s fantasy of what would be a possible theatrical representation of being a bicultural and bilingual woman, which is corroborated by Prida herself when asserting that “[it] deals with how to be a bilingual and bicultural woman in Manhattan and keep your sanity” “The Show Does Go on” Therefore, she will explore the inner struggle within women dolorex between two cultures at the same time as she will try with her work to look for an emotional equilibrium between one culture and the other, and accordingly, perfectly reflecting the dual personality hence, the hybridity of a female Cuban exile belonging to the one-and-a-half generation priida.

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The name field is required. What Dolkres is openly conveying with this representation of the personal experience of any bilingual Latina is her anti-assimilationist political message. You already recently rated this item.

Language and Identity in Three Plays by Dolores Prida

Consequently, biculturalism as well as bilingualism have never before been so wittily and artfully brought to the stage so as to reject assimilation as in this play clearly revealing Prida’s mastery in dealing with one of the most relevant themes that cut across Latino life in the United States. Please re-enter recipient e-mail dolroes es.

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Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Subjects American literature — Hispanic American authors. Coser y Cantar will only be totally understood by those, who like the protagonist, live with relative ease in similar worlds. Dolores Prida is ranked among the most important playwrights of contemporary Latino theatre in the United States.

Coser y Cantaras Prida herself states, is “about the experience of being Hispanic in the United States, about people trying to reconcile two cultures and prica languages and two visions of the world into a particular whole Uploaded by jakej on April 30, Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Remember me on this computer.

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The E-mail message field is required. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Written, adapted for radio, and directed by Dolores Prida, and performed by Elizabeth Pena. University of Texas Press, For Prida the most natural and normal state is that dual cohabitation that hybrydityany doloees possibility would result in incompleteness.