Best Caribbean & Latin American Dramas & Plays Books
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1. The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad; Oedipus El Rey; Mojada
Author: by Luis Alfaro
The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro gathers together for the first time the three ‘Greek’ plays of the MacArthur Genius Award-winning Chicanx playwright and performance artist. Based respectively on Sophocles’ Electra and Oedipus, and Euripides’ Medea, Alfaro’s Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, and Mojada transplant ancient themes and problems into the 21st century streets of Los Angeles and New York, in order to give voice to the concerns of the Chicanx and wider Latinx communities.
From performances around the world including sold-out runs at New York’s Public Theater, these texts are extremely important to those studying classical reception, Greek theatre and Chicanx writers. This unique anthology features definitive editions of all three plays alongside a comprehensive introduction which provides a critical overview of Luis Alfaro’s work, accentuating not only the unique nature of these three ‘urban’ adaptations of ancient Greek tragedy but also the manner in which they address present-day Chicanx and Latinx socio-political realities across the United States.
2. Theatre of the Oppressed
Author: by Augusto Boal
“Boal and his work are marvelous examples of the post-modern situation-its problems and its opportunities. Twice exiled, Boal is ‘at home’ now wherever he finds himself to be. He makes a skeptical, comic, inquisitive and finally optimistic theatre involving spectators and performers in the search for community and integrity.
This is a good book to be used even more than to be read.” – Richard Schechner”Augusto Boal’s achievement is so remarkable, so original and so groundbreaking that I have no hesitation in describing the book as the most important theoretical work in the theatre in modern times – a statement I make with having suffered any memory lapse with respect to Stanislavsky, Artaud or Grotowski.” – Goerge E.
WellwarthOriginally basing himself at the Arena Stage in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Augusto Boal developed a series of imaginative theatre exercises which promote awareness of one’s social situation and its limitations, individual attitudes, and even how our bodies are bound by tradition.
3. A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre
Author: by Aimé Césaire
Csaire’s Tempest, in translation by Richard Miller, is a sprightly and song-filled enchantment. The luminous intelligence of Mr. Csaire’s meditation on the absurdities of colonialism shines through the antics of the bewildered characters. New York TimesThe weapon of poetry may be Csaire’s greatest gift to a modern world still searching for freedom.
As one of the last truly great universalists’ of the twentieth century, he has had a hand in shaping or critiquing many of the major ideologies and movements of the modern world. In his own words: Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.’ from the IntroductionCsaire’s rich and insightful adaptation of The Tempest draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.
AIM CSAIRE was a world-renowned poet, essayist and dramatist, whose best known works include Notebook of a Return to My Native Land, The Tragedy of King Christophe and A Season in the Congo. He was the founding editor of Tropiques, which was instrumental in establishing the use of surrealism as a political weapon.
4. State of Wonder: A Novel
Author: by Ann Patchett
12 hours and 22 minutes
A New York Times best seller Orange Prize nominee A Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year A Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Top Ten Best Books A Wellcome Trust Book Prize nominee. Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction. (New York Times Book Review) Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.
Marina Singh is a research scientist at Vogel, a pharmaceutical institute in Minnesota, and inconveniently in love with her boss, Mr. Fox. When one of her colleagues is reported to have died while following up on the progress of a field team based in Brazil, Marina is dispatched by Mr. Fox to the Amazon to uncover the truth of his death.
And his widow wants his effects. She travels to Manaus, then down into the Amazonian delta, deep into the dense, dark, insect-infested jungle. The research team is looking into the development of a new miracle drug that could revolutionize Western society.
5. Leave Taking
Author: by Winsome Pinnock
Enid is one of those West Indians who came to England in the fifties, determined to become little Miss English. Abandoned by her husband, she has struggled to bring up her two daughters to live her dream. Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, deeply moving account of what it is like to be caught in alienated limbo.
6. The Tempest (Signet Classics)
Author: by William Shakespeare
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s fantastical play that combines elements of tragedy and comedy. Prosperosorcerer and rightful Duke of Milanhas lived a reclusive life with his daughter Miranda in the years since his position was usurped by his brother, Antonio.
Now, as Antonio’s ship passes near Prospero’s island home, the sorcerer conjures up a terrible storm that will change all of their destinies…. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater A special introduction to the play by the editor, Robert Langbaum Selections from William Strachey, Sylvester Jourdain, Montaigne, and Ovid, sources from which Shakespeare derived The Tempest Dramatic criticism from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, E.M.W.
Tillyard, Lori Jerrell, and others A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text And more…
7. Azul: La Colección Completa de Libros de Novelas Románticas en Español (Libros 1-6) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Mercedes Franco
Este libro contiene las series completas de AZUL: Un Despertar a la Realidad. Son 6 libros llenos de romance, intrigas, con personajes cautivadores, intensos conflictos y muchas sorpresas. Preprate para esta nueva historia adictiva que no querrs parar de leer, llena de romance, intrigas y eventos inesperados que te provocarn una montaa rusa de emociones.
Azul es una chica descomplicada que se prepara para cursar sus estudios en una conocida universidad de modas en Nueva York, en la cual ha ganado una beca, vive con su abuela en una modesta casa ubicada en la ciudad de Caracas.
Se considera afortunada porque, a pesar de haber perdido a sus padres en un lamentable accidente, est a punto de lograr su mayor sueo, el de ser una gran diseadora de modas. Adems, tiene a un novio muy sexy, el rockero Fernando Valverde, el cual se postula como un buen material para novio formal.
Este, aparte de guapo es decidido, cosa que a ella le fascina. No obstante, su idlica vida se convertir en un caos cuando descubra, gracias a un inesperado incidente, que las cosas no son lo que parecenAs su verdadera identidad como miembro de la corte de Azzure, una poderosa y oscura organizacin europea; saldr a la luz y pronto se encontrar ante una difcil decisin, al darse cuenta de una dolorosa verdad que le han ocultado toda su vida.
8. The Fight for Belle Vue and The Field of Power
Author: by Travis Weekes
One Book, Two Plays The Fight for Belle Vue Brothers Tonne and Kosh, are battling over their family estate at Belle Vue. Kosh wants to sell to Henri Laroche, an American investor, but Tonne insists that their ancestral land should be handed down to succeeding generations and refuses to succumb to pressure from Kosh and his family.
When he turns to the Kl traditions of his ancestors and his daughter, Sandra, for help, the fi ght for Belle Vue evolves from a struggle for land into a battle of art, love, religion, politics, and power. The Field of Power Captivated by the lure of modern society, Eva strikes out from her poverty-stricken village of Derrire Morne in search of her fortune, leaving her boyfriend, Mawon, behind.
To escape, Eva must face the Ladjabls, who holds the key to the Secret Gate. While Eva tries to resist the Ladjabls, the Soucouyant, partner of Ladjabls, works to mesmerize Mawon. Thus Eva and Mawon become drawn into a fierce battle for their bodies and souls in which they must access the field of power.
9. The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir
Author: by Isabel Allende
September 29, 2020
Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family, tied together by the love, strong will, and stubborn determination of a beloved matriarch, the indomitable New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende.
“An inspiring and thought-provoking work.” Denver Post Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of the tragic death of her daughter, Paula. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, this remarkable memoir is as exuberant and as full of life as its creator.
Allende bares her soul while sharing her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memoryand recounts stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her and lovingly embraces as a new kind of family.
10. Death and the Maiden
Author: by Ariel Dorfman
Suspenseful, riveting … Achieves a universality that is movingly personal. The New York Times The explosively provocative, award-winning drama set in a country that has just emerged from a totalitarian dictatorship Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda.
But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo’s wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another manthe one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before. Relentlessly paced and filled with lethal surprises, Death and the Maiden is an inquest into the darker side of humanityone in which everyone is implicated and justice itself comes to seem like a fragile, perhaps ambiguous invention.
11. Crime and Punishment
Author: by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A masterpiece.A must-read.
12. Two Sisters and a Piano and Other Plays
Author: by Nilo Cruz
Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban American playwright in the United States and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize. In his plays, Cruz almost always journeys back to Cuba, even when the play is not set there.
Cruz is a sensualist, a conjurer of mysterious voyages and luxuriant landscapes. He is a poetic chronicler, a documentarian of the presence of Latin people in American life. He conveys the strength and persistence of the Cuban spirit through a wholly dramatic imagination.
This volume includes Two Sisters and a Piano, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, A Bicycle Country, Lorca in a Green Dress, and the one-act play, Capricho. Two Sisters and a PianoCruz’s tightly constructed study of incarcerated sisters provides the spine for an authentic study of oppression that bends but never breaks the human spirit.
VarietyBeauty of the FatherHe is that rare American scribe who embraces the role of stage poet and the legacy of Tennessee Williams. The Seattle TimesHortensia and the Museum of DreamsCruz explores all kinds of loss … Lost childhood, lost freedom, lost innocence.
13. Anna in the Tropics (TCG Edition)
Author: by Nilo Cruz
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama… There are many kinds of light.The light of fires.The light of stars. The light that reflects off rivers. Light that penetrates through cracks. Then there’s the type of light that reflects off the skin.
Nilo Cruz, Anna in the TropicsThis lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of Depression-era America. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new “lector” (who reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family.
Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land. Reviews: “The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both specific place and time …
And in timeless passions that touch us all. In Anna in the Tropics, Cruz claims his place as a storyteller of intricate craftsmanship and poetic power.”Miami HeraldDeeply engrossing. Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco ChronicleEarnestly poeticMr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters.
14. Seduciendo al Vampiro (6 Libros En 1) Colección Especial De Vampiros En Español: Libros de Novelas de Vampiros. Las mejores historias de Suspenso, Romance y Fantasía Paranormal (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Mercedes Franco
Esta Coleccin Especial de Vampiros en Espaol contiene los siguientes 6 libros en 1:Seduciendo al Vampiro. Desafo de Fuego Libro 1Seduciendo al Vampiro. Desafo de Fuego Libro 2Seduciendo al Vampiro. Desafo de Fuego Libro 3Seduciendo al Vampiro. Guerrera de Fuego Libro 4Seduciendo al Vampiro.
Guerrera de Fuego Libro 5Seduciendo al Vampiro. Guerrera de Fuego Libro 6Libro 1Esta nueva serie paranormal de vampiros, te producir una intensa montaa rusa de emociones que no vas a poder parar de leerla. Christa Mae Fire es una chica de 18 aos que desea tener una vida normal, estudiar y graduarse, pero el problema es que ella es todo, menos alguien normal.
Luego de graduarse del Colegio, decide irse lejos de su hogar para encontrar su libertad en el mundo de los tangin, como le dicen los cazadores de vampiros a los humanos no iniciados. Sus padres, dos cazadores renombrados, no estn muy contentos con la decisin, pero deben acatarla como parte del ritual que corresponde a convertirse en un adulto carsoniano.
15. Escaping the Darkness: Using Adversity to Find Purpose
Author: by Cornell Bunting
Cornell Bunting is no stranger to adversity. In his best-selling book, Escaping a Life Sentence, he describes the depths of despair from being wrongly locked up and how he persevered to maintain his innocence. In this sequel, Escaping the Darkness, Cornell describes the darkness he faced and the light that shone through to help him not only walk free from a jail cell but freed his spirit too.
This new purpose drove him to tell stories, write books and share his message that often when everything is taken away from you, you can find out who you are and what you are meant to do. In this surreal and compelling journey, Cornell offers hope to those who are facing challenges that are beyond human power to solve and shows the way of faith and hope to those who are ready to rely on a power that is greater than anything here on earth.
Walk this road with Cornell and find your own inner peace and power to overcome all adversity you may be facing today. Author and motivational speaker, Cornell Bunting connects to his audiences through his words. The power of his writing inspires and entertains children and adults alike.