LATS 235
Latina/o Theatre and Performance, 1950-2000 Fall 2009
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed COMP 268 / WGST 235 / AMST 235 / THEA 235
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This course explores Latina/o theatre and performance from the 1950’s to the late 1990’s. We will cover a broad range of theatrical practices, from mainstream Broadway productions to grass roots community actos, from site-specific interventions in the US/Mexico border region to the use of vernacular aesthetic practices such as choteo, relajo and rascuachismo. One of the course’s goals is to introduce some of the screenplays that have become canons within Chicana/o, Puerto Rican and Cuban theatre in the United States. The course also introduces the centrality of Latina feminist and queer thought to theater and performance. We will pay particular attention to the connections between social movements and popular culture, during an era that illustrates Latinas/os’ articulation of ethnic and cultural self-identification.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: none
Expected: 10
Class#: 1349
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: four short essays and one final assignment
Prerequisites: none
Unit Notes: formerly LATS 335
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS, AMST or WGST; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP or THEA
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 268 Division I WGST 235 Division II AMST 235 Division II LATS 235 Division II THEA 235 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
LATS Core Electives
WGST Racial, Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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