Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida. Four Different Latino Playwrights, Full Casts Of Local Latino Actors Our Stories Shared With. Coser y cantar. Front Cover. Dolores Prida Bibliographic information. QR code for Coser y cantar. Title, Coser y cantar. Latino literature. Author, Dolores Prida. PERFORMANCE: COSER Y CANTAR BY DOLORES PRIDA. Public. · Hosted by Department of World Languages at Queens University of Charlotte. Interested.

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With Coser y Cantar, Prida has successfully captured in theatrical form that unique and complex reality of living on the hyphen neither here nor there but simultaneously in both culturesa situation in which millions of Latinos live.

This is a clear political message against the mainstream assimilationist tendencies that Prida artfully manages to convey through this play which is a representation of the personal experience of any U. Therefore, she will explore the inner struggle within women caught between two cultures at the same time as she will try with her work to look for an emotional equilibrium between one culture and the other, and accordingly, perfectly reflecting the dual personality hence, the hybridity of a female Cuban exile belonging to the one-and-a-half generation 1.

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Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video. The subtitle of Coser y Cantar, “a One Act Bilingual Fantasy for Two Women”, already hints at its content since the play can be considered as Prida’s fantasy of what would be a possible theatrical representation of being a bicultural and bilingual woman, which is corroborated by Prida herself when asserting that “[it] deals with how to be a bilingual and bicultural woman in Manhattan and keep your sanity” “The Show Does Go on” Thus, thanks to “She”, “Ella” does not to feel completely alienated in a foreign world.

Subjects American literature — Hispanic American authors.


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However, none of them seem to surrender to the other one, that is, neither of them assimilate to the other one, which clearly indicates that assimilation is not a possible solution in this doloores ping-pong game. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. The E-mail message field is required.

On the other hand, “She” realizes at the end that she cannot live without her Cuban part since “Ella” existed first. Latinos live mixing it with high doses of humour, popular culture, criticism and even sarcasm and thus, successfully capturing in theatrical form that unique and complex reality of a culturally hybrid Latina living on the hyphen.

Coser y Cantaras Prida herself states, is “about the experience of being Hispanic in the United States, about people trying to reconcile two cultures and two languages and two visions of the world into a particular whole Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

Accordingly, Coser y Cantar is aimed at awakening, in dolorws, Latinas and, in general, the Latino community to an understanding of their oppression so as to make them react and throw off a collective lethargy of many years; hence, the playwright’s commitment to her community. Spanish View all editions and formats Rating: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.


Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Write a review Rate this item: Uploaded by jakej on April 30, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Together with that, this paper will also analyze how Prida aims with these plays at the denouncement and criticism of assimilationist tendencies imposed by the mainstream and accordingly, vindicates the duality of the Latino bilingual and dologes being, clearly revealing her anti-assimilationist message.


By airing, not with existential despair but always humorously, some of the main problems any hybrid Latina has to face in everyday life double identity, assimilation, struggle for self-definition, alienation and loneliness among many othersPrida clearly arises as a spokesperson cosr the conscience of many Latinos living in similar situations to those portrayed in her play.

The objects they own the props have been thoughtfully introduced by the playwright so as to function as evident embodiments of their cultures.

Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida

However, it is not till the end, that the playwright gives a solution to this game. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Don’t have an account? More like this Similar Items. Spanish View all editions and formats. Home About Help Search. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

In Coser y Cantar one of her most acclaimed playsPrida wittily brings to the stage the biculturalism and canttar, bilingualism cnatar which millions of U. Prida belongs to a new generation of Latino prira writing in North America: WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Humorous radio drama about a day in the life of a bicultural women in the United States. Preview this item Preview this item. In order to make her political message against acculturation reach the audience, Prida wittily mixes her drama with Latino popular culture what Latinos like most so that her plays appeal to a larger audience, who can identify with the pridw and situations they see on stage.