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Publisher Comments:

Before there was Viva Zapata!, the acclaimed film for which John Steinbeck received Academy Award nominations for best story and screenplay, there was the original Zapata.

In the research library of UCLA, James Robertson unearthed Steinbeck's original narraive of the life of Emiliano Zapato, "the Little Tiger," champion of the peasants during the Mexican Revolution. This story, upon which Steinbeck based his classic script Viva Zapata!, brilliantly captures the conflict between creative dissent and intolerant militancy to give us both a timesless social statement and an invaluable work of art.

This new volume includes the screenplay, with copious notes by the film's acclaimed director, Elia Kazan, as well as Steinbeck's captivating narrative.

Synopsis:

The basis for the Oscar-nominated screenplay Viva Zapata!, this newly-discovered narrative by John Steinbeck explores the conflict between creative dissent and intolerant militancy exhibited in Emiliano Zapata, as he championed the cause of the peasants during the Mexican Revolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-369). Filmography: p. 361-365.

Table of Contents

Zapata Preface

Acknowledgments

Part One: Zapata

A Narrative, in Dramatic Form

Emiliano Zapata, The Man, the Myth, and the Mexican Revolution

an introductory essay by Robert Morsberger

Zapata: A Narrative, in Dramatic Form, of the Life of Emiliano Zapata

by John Steinbeck

Part Two: Viva Zapata!

The Screenplay

Steinbeck's Zapata: Rebel Versus Revolutionary

an introductory essay by Robert Morsberger

Viva Zapata!: The Screenplay

by John Steinbeck

Appendix

A Note on the Script

Credits

Steinbeck's Screenplays and Productions

Steinbeck's Films

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140173222
Editor:
Morsberger, Robert E.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Morsberger, Robert E.
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Author:
Morsberger, Robert E.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Zapata, Emiliano
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Zapata, Emiliano - Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.74x5.04x.76 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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