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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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.

The presence of two different cultures within the same person dolorew way to the abundance of cultural dichotomies in the text which function as a “polarizing comic device” Weiss Please enter your name.

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Language and Identity in Three Plays by Dolores Prida

By airing, not with existential despair but always humorously, some of the main problems any hybrid Latina has to face in everyday life double identity, assimilation, struggle 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. Therefore, “it is evident from this description that both characters function as ethnic stereotypes” Sandoval American drama Drama Material Type: Your rating has been recorded.


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Similar Items Related Subjects: By making “She” state that “No one shall win! Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. However, it is not till the end, that the playwright gives a solution to this game. Dolores Prida Find more information about: Thus, with this game a new bicultural and bilingual fluency very familiar for people in similar situations is created. Latinos live mixing it with high doses of humour, popular culture, criticism and even sarcasm and thus, successfully capturing in theatrical form that unique and complex reality of a culturally hybrid Cantsr living on the hyphen.

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In Coser y Cantar one of her most acclaimed playsPrida wittily brings to the stage the cosre and subsequently, bilingualism in which millions of U. University of Texas Press, You may have already requested this item.

Coser y Cantar is really one long bilingual monologue between a Latina named “Ella” and her Anglo inner self “She”, who are two halves of the same person. Finding cosdr that hold this item However, none of them seem czntar surrender to the other one, that is, neither of them assimilate to the other one, which clearly indicates that assimilation is not a possible solution in this bicultural ping-pong game. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.


Thus, thanks to “She”, “Ella” does not to feel completely alienated in a foreign world. As has been proved throughout this paper, Coser y Cantar is a clear example of what happens to an immigrant who refuses to renounce the native culture and mother tongue in favour of the Anglo ones trying at all costs to keep attached to the cultural heritage of the place coesr origin so as not to feel alienated in a foreign world.

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Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida

Dolores Prida is ranked among the most important playwrights of contemporary Latino theatre in the United States. Scanner Internet Archive Python library 1.

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Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Therefore, “the two cultures achieve a balance that makes it difficult to determine which is the dominant and which is the subordinate culture” Life on the Hyphen 6.

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