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ERIC Number: ED176345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teatro Bilingue: Perspectives and Horizons [and] Some Observations on Some Myths Pertaining to Theatre.
Rosenberg, Joe
The two papers presented here reflect on experiences involved in founding and participating in La Compania de Teatro Bilingue, a bilingual theater group at a Texas university that recognizes the commonality of the Mexican-American and Anglo heritages in South Texas. The first paper discusses the need for such a group, explains its goal of including Mexican-Americans in a concept of community, and tells how the group differs from the politically-oriented Teatro Chicano. It also explains the group's orientation toward Latin American dramatic literature; its search for new forms of expression; its experimentations with bilingual theater for children, the story theater form, and the use of multimedia; and the benefits to the actors of working in two languages and of experiencing new cultural exposures. The second paper discusses factors that have contributed to Mexican-American actors' feelings of inferiority in the theater and to a lack of theatrical opportunities for them; and it tells the positive results La Compania de Teatro Bilingue has had in improving the standing and image of Mexican-American actors. It also discusses the presentation of plays dealing with social conditions meaningful to Mexican-Americans and other non-Anglo publics and notes the success of bilingual theater for children. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at Texas A & I University