Footlights on the Border

Footlights on the Border

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783112317549

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

Borderlands Children s Theatre

Borderlands Children   s Theatre

... A History of Performance (Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2000) courtesy by Elizabeth Ramírez; and Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish-language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage (New York: Peter Lang, 1990).

Author: Cecilia Josephine Aragón

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000533828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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This book chronicles the child performer as part of the Chicana/o/Mexican-American theatre experience. Borderlands Children’s Theatre explores the phenomenon of the Chicana/o/Mexican-American child performer at the center of Chicana/o and Latina/o theatre culture. Drawing from historical and contemporary theatrical traditions to finally the emergence of Latina/o Youth Theatre and Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences, it raises crucial questions about the role of the child in these performative contexts and about how childhood and adolescence was experienced and understood. Analyzing contemporary plays for Chicana/o/Mexican-American child performer, it introduces theorizations of "performing mestizaje" and "border crossing" borderlands performance, gender, and ethnic identity and investigates theatre as a site in which children and youth have the opportunity to articulate their emerging selfhoods. This book adds to the national and international dialogue in theatre and gives voice to Chicana/o/Mexican-American children and youth and will be of great interest to students and scholars of Theatre studies and Latina/o studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chicano Drama

Chicano Drama

My focus is on trying to create pieces and plays . ... That's what we pass on to the next generation . ... Elizabeth C. Ramirez , Footlights Across the Border : A History of Spanish - Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage ...

Author: Jorge Huerta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521778174

Category: Drama

Page: 209

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An accessible introduction for students and theatregoers of Chicano theatre, first published in 2000.
Categories: Drama

Mexico on Main Street

Mexico on Main Street

Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theater on the Texas Stage (New York: Lang, 1990), 129. 44. Peter C. Haney, “Carpa y teatro, sol y sombra: Show Business and Public Culture ...

Author: Colin Gunckel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813570778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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In the early decades of the twentieth-century, Main Street was the heart of Los Angeles’s Mexican immigrant community. It was also the hub for an extensive, largely forgotten film culture that thrived in L.A. during the early days of Hollywood. Drawing from rare archives, including the city’s Spanish-language newspapers, Colin Gunckel vividly demonstrates how this immigrant community pioneered a practice of transnational media convergence, consuming films from Hollywood and Mexico, while also producing fan publications, fiction, criticism, music, and live theatrical events. Mexico on Main Street locates this film culture at the center of a series of key debates concerning national identity, ethnicity, class, and the role of Mexicans within Hollywood before World War II. As Gunckel shows, the immigrant community’s cultural elite tried to rally the working-class population toward the cause of Mexican nationalism, while Hollywood sought to position them as part of a lucrative transnational Latin American market. Yet ironically, both Hollywood studios and Mexican American cultural elites used the media to present negative depictions of working-class Mexicans, portraying their behaviors as a threat to middle-class respectability. Rather than simply depicting working-class immigrants as pawns of these power players, however, Gunckel reveals their active participation in the era’s film culture. Gunckel’s innovative approach combines media studies, urban history, and ethnic studies to reconstruct a distinctive, richly layered immigrant film culture. Mexico on Main Street demonstrates how a site-specific study of cultural and ethnic issues challenges our existing conceptions of U.S. film history, Mexican cinema, and the history of Los Angeles.
Categories: Business & Economics

Land of Necessity

Land of Necessity

On the activities of Spanish- language theater troupes in Texas, see Ramírez, Footlights across the Border; Kanellos, History of Hispanic Theatre. 15. Archivo Historico de Ciudad Juárez, Actos de Cabildo, September 11, 1904. 16.

Author: Alexis McCrossen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822390787

Category: History

Page: 440

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Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University. In Land of Necessity, historians and anthropologists unravel the interplay of the national and transnational and of scarcity and abundance in the region split by the 1,969-mile boundary line dividing Mexico and the United States. This richly illustrated volume, with more than 100 images including maps, photographs, and advertisements, explores the convergence of broad demographic, economic, political, cultural, and transnational developments resulting in various forms of consumer culture in the borderlands. Though its importance is uncontestable, the role of necessity in consumer culture has rarely been explored. Indeed, it has been argued that where necessity reigns, consumer culture is anemic. This volume demonstrates otherwise. In doing so, it sheds new light on the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, while also opening up similar terrain for scholarly inquiry into consumer culture. The volume opens with two chapters that detail the historical trajectories of consumer culture and the borderlands. In the subsequent chapters, contributors take up subjects including smuggling, tourist districts and resorts, purchasing power, and living standards. Others address home décor, housing, urban development, and commercial real estate, while still others consider the circulation of cinematic images, contraband, used cars, and clothing. Several contributors discuss the movement of people across borders, within cities, and in retail spaces. In the two afterwords, scholars reflect on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as a particular site of trade in labor, land, leisure, and commodities, while also musing about consumer culture as a place of complex political and economic negotiations. Through its focus on the borderlands, this volume provides valuable insight into the historical and contemporary aspects of the big “isms” shaping modern life: capitalism, nationalism, transnationalism, globalism, and, without a doubt, consumerism. Contributors. Josef Barton, Peter S. Cahn, Howard Campbell, Lawrence Culver, Amy S. Greenberg, Josiah McC. Heyman, Sarah Hill, Alexis McCrossen, Robert Perez, Laura Isabel Serna, Rachel St. John, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Evan R. Ward
Categories: History

Latina os and World War II

Latina os and World War II

Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish- Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage (New York: P. Lang, 1990), 70–71. 10. David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, ...

Author: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756250

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This eye-opening anthology documents, for the first time, the effects of World War II on Latina/o personal and political beliefs across a broad spectrum of ethnicities and races within the Latina/o identity.
Categories: Social Science

Pictorial Illusionism

Pictorial Illusionism

The Madison Square footlighting consisted of a series of gas jets, but unlike earlier footlights, which often ... Such devices were used to ignite border lights as early as 1849 in England, and the employment of pilots on footlights in ...

Author: J. A. Sokalski

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560291

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Drawing together a wealth of primary sources, J.A. Sokalski examines the aims, inventions, and methods of the pictorial style that defined MacKaye's art. Sokalski shows how MacKaye's famous Madison Square Theatre, which featured a double stage reminiscent of an elevator, created whirling pictorial illusions for fashionable New York. He argues that MacKaye's infamous failure, the colossal Spectatorium theatre for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, was the most complete realization of this illusionary aesthetic. Sokalski also explores MacKaye's influence on Buffalo Bill Cody and how civil war cycloramas expanded his concept of pictorial space.
Categories: Art

Tejano Empire

Tejano Empire

Ramirez, Elizabeth C. Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish Language Professional Theater on the Texas Stage. New York: P. Lang, 1990. Ramirez, Emilia Schunior. Ranch Life in Hidalgo County after 1850.

Author: Andrés Tijerina

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173005961631

Category: History

Page: 159

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This award-winning volume documents the transfer of land and power that accompanied the cultural exchange between Mexican and Anglo pioneers before the Texas Revolution.
Categories: History

La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina

See Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage (New York: Peter Lang, 1990); and Elizabeth C. Ramírez, “Homeland/Sin Fronteras to Borderlands” and “The ...

Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252036224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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Surveying the Latina theatre movement in the United States since the 1980s, this book brings together contemporary plays and performance pieces by various Latina playwrights. The editors provide historical context as well as a short biography, production history, and artistic statement from each playwright.
Categories: Performing Arts

Spare Time in Texas

Spare Time in Texas

There is no comprehensive history of theater in Texas, but the following books help to fill in blank spots: Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage, ...

Author: David G. McComb

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292748477

Category: History

Page: 300

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What do Texans' pastimes and recreations say about their characters? Looking at Texas history from a new angle, David McComb starts from the premise that how people spend their leisure time may well reveal more about their true natures and interests than the work they do or their family connections. In this innovative book, McComb traces the history of various types of recreation in Texas, gathering significant insights into the characters of Texans from the pleasures they have pursued. Reflecting the frontier origins of Texas, McComb starts with the recreations that were most popular with men in a crude, still-developing society—drinking, gambling, and whoring. He goes on to show how, as Texas became more civilized, so did its diversions. He describes how Texans have connected with nature in parks and zoos; watched football and baseball in great stadiums such as the Astrodome and Cotton Bowl; discovered the pleasure of reading in public and university libraries; and enjoyed radio, TV, movies, and live theater in places such as Houston's Alley Theatre. This recreational history reveals that Texans are open-minded and generous; that they respect the land; oppose prostitution but indulge in gambling and drinking; support racial and gender rights; love zoos; champion libraries; take pride in theatrical productions; and adore sports.
Categories: History