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The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays (Theater in the Americas)

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The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays introduces and makes accessible to an English-speaking audience the work of the contemporary Mexican playwright Sabina Berman. The book contains translations of the four plays that established Bermans career: The Agony of Ecstasy, Yankee, Puzzle, and Heresy. An introduction by Adam Versényi provides a critical assessment of each play, a discussion of the specific problems of translation involved, and placement of Bermans work in the larger Mexican and Latin American context.

           

It is evident that Sabina Bermans theatrical acumen matches the depth of her dramatic design whether it is the sheer variety of techniques from song to staged tableau that appear in The Agony of Ecstasy; the physicalization of what it means to be interrogated and to interrogate in Yankee; the final enigmatic image of a soldier alone on stage, silently aiming his firearm at an undefined threat that potentially emanates from the audience in Puzzle; or the manner in which the family narrates its own “heretical” actions in Heresy. It is the combination of theatrical technique with universal themes of self-definition that cuts across cultures and ultimately makes these plays translatable.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-168).

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The first English translation of plays by Mexico's most successful female contemporary playwright, this volume contains the four plays that established Berman's career: The Agony of Ecstasy, Yankee, Puzzle, and Heresy.

About the Author

Sabina Berman is Mexicos most commercially successful and critically acclaimed female playwright. She has won the Mexican National Theatre Prize an unprecedented four times and has written film scripts, poetry, prose, and journalism in addition to her work for the stage. Her collection of interviews with Mexican women in positions of power, Mujeres y poder, won the 2000 National Journalism Award.

 

Adam Versényi is an associate professor of dramaturgy at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and the dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company. His translations of plays by Agustin Cuzzani, Griselda Gambaro, and Sabina Berman have appeared in Modern International Drama, Performing Arts Journal, and Women and Performance. He is the author of Theatre in Latin America: Religion, Politics, and Culture from Cortes to the 1980s.  

Table of Contents

The agony of esctasy — Yankee — Puzzle — Heresy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809324583
Translator:
Versenyi, Adam
Essay:
Bixler, Jacqueling E.
Essay by:
Bixler, Jacqueling E.
Essay:
Bixler, Jacqueling E.
Author:
Berman, Sabina
Author:
Versenyi, Adam
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Location:
Carbondale
Subject:
General
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Berman, Sabina
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Berman, Sabina - Translations into English
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Theater in the Americas
Series Volume:
084-01
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Writing » General

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