This book explores the textured process of rewriting and revising theatrical works in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean as both a material and metaphorical practice. Deftly tracing these themes through community theater groups, ancient Greek theater, religious traditions, and national historical events, Katherine Ford weaves script, performance and final product together with an eye to the social significance of revision. Ultimately, to rewrite and revise is to re-envision and re-imagine stage practices in the twentieth-century Hispanic Caribbean.
Katherine Ford is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Hispanic Studies and Faculty Fellow to the Honors College at East Carolina University, USA. Her research interests lie in twentieth-century Latin American Theater and Performance, Women's studies and Latino/a Theater. She is author of Politics and Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Her work has been published in journals such as Hispanic Issues OnLine, Gestos, and the Latin American Theatre Review.
1. Introduction: Considering Revisions2. What's Old is New Again: Ancient Greek Theater Alive in the Spanish Caribbean3. Returning to the Origins: The Use of Christianity in Spanish Caribbean Theater4. Returning to the Past: The Use of History in Spanish Caribbean Theater5. Re-Writing the Nation and the Self