In two acts, complete with overture and intermission, Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez shines his spotlight on representations and stereotyping of Latinos on stage. In act one, Jose Can You See? scans the way Latinos get typecast on Broadway and in popular culture from enduring icons like Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz to full-scale musicals like West Side Story and A Chorus Line. In act two Sandoval-Sanchez offers a fresh perspective on how Latinos/as represent themselves in their own theatrical productions by introducing a whole body of relatively unknown Latino plays. Suggesting that all these plays pose a response to popular culture s stereotypes, he discusses the ways in which Hispanic theater both confronts the dangers of assimilation and validates Latino traditions and culture."
Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez is professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College and author of Nueva York Tras Bastidores/New York Backstage, a bilingual book of poetry.
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