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Cuba Inside Out: Revolution and Contemporary Theatre
by Yael Prizant
Southern Illinois University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-0-8093-3308-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-3309-7
Library of Congress Classification PN2401.P75 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 792.097291


The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 drastically altered life in Cuba. Theatre artists were faced with new economic and social realities that changed their day-to-day experiences and ways of looking at the world beyond the island. The Cuban Revolution’s resistance to and intersections with globalization, modernity, emigration and privilege are central to the performances examined in this study. The first book-length study in English of Cuban and Cuban American plays, Cuba Inside Out provides a framework for understanding texts and performances that support, challenge, and transgress boundaries of exile and nationalism.  Prizant reveals the intricacies of how revolution is staged theatrically, socially, and politically on the island and in the Cuban diaspora. This close examination of seven plays written since 1985 seeks to alter how U.S. audiences perceive Cuba, its circumstances, and its theatre.

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