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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence, and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales; Columbus and Fodor’s travel guides; Ricky Ricardo and the Latin Lover; ‘La Bamba’ and Placido Domingo; Carlos Fuentes and American made-for-TV drug-wars movies. Verdecchia twirls stereotypes and clichés, offers comparative histories, examines myths and mysticism, and provides lessons in language and dancing. Cast of 1 man.
ISBN 13: 9780889223837 | ISBN 10: 889223831
5.5 W x 8.5 H inches | 80 pages
$16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
QUOTES OF NOTE
"Funny, fast-paced, smart, and provocative."
—Globe and Mail
"By turns funny and profound and often both at once."
"A witty and intelligently lively deconstruction of the Latin American experience."
—Books in Canada
"An intelligent, heartfelt take on the Latin American immigrant experience in North America."
—Globe and Mail
Winner of the 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award
Winner of the 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama
About the ContributorsGuillermo Verdecchia
Guillermo Verdecchia is a writer of drama, fiction, and film; a director, dramaturge, actor, and translator whose work has been seen and heard on stages, screens, and radios across the country and around the globe. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Drama, a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards, and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.