Zoot Suit: A Bilingual Edition

Zoot Suit A Bilingual Edition This bilingual edition combines the original English language version with the first ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez a work that cracked open the depiction of

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  • Title: Zoot Suit: A Bilingual Edition
  • Author: Luis Valdez Edna Ochoa
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This bilingual edition combines the original English language version with the first ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation s history From the moment the myth infused character El Pachuco burst onto the stage, lThis bilingual edition combines the original English language version with the first ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation s history From the moment the myth infused character El Pachuco burst onto the stage, literally cutting his way through the drop curtain with a switchblade, Valdez spurred a revolution in Chicano theater Focusing on the events surrounding the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942 and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riots that turned Los Angeles into a bloody war zone, this is a gritty and vivid depiction of the horrifying violence and racism suffered by young Mexican Americans on the home front during World War II Valdez s cadre of young urban characters struggle with the stereotypes and generalizations of America s dominant culture, the questions of assimilation and patriotism, and a desire to rebel against the mainstream pressures that threaten to wipe them out Experimenting with brash forms of narration, pop culture of the war era, and complex characterizations, this quintessential exploration of the Mexican American experience in the United States during the 1940s was the first, and only, Chicano play to open on Broadway.

    One thought on “Zoot Suit: A Bilingual Edition”

    1. I'm not much for watching or especially reading dramatic plays, but this one, an audiotaped version of a live drama, was particularly dreadful. I also don't like finding out about history through fiction, but I might go and investigate further the true life events upon which the play is based. But the acting and the lines being histrionically uttered were making my skin crawl by the end.

    2. I've read this play twice this year, and I think its power is undeniable as a social-document and as a story of American Chicano identity forged in the face of police brutality, racial profiling, fear of "the other," and the backdrop of World War Two. I'm excited about teaching this for the first time, and Valdez's boldness and visionary construction of the elements of this play feel very prescient and relevant in 2017 America; I'm excited to see his words resonate with a modern youth audience.

    3. So excited as I'm seeing the play tonight! Glad I read to understand the Spanish slang which is used in the play.

    4. Aww. this was amazing and it happened so close to where I live. It's fascinating and powerful and hopeful and everything I love. And it's true, well, mostly. I'm so glad I couldn't find the sparknotes and was forced to actually read this one. FULL REVIEW: youtube/watch?v=n7oab

    5. This is an incredibly powerful and moving story that sheds light on racial injustice and discrimination against Chicanos in the United States in the 1940's. A triumphant success.

    6. The story itself was excellent, and an important one. I just didn't care for the playwright's style in delivering it.

    7. really really excellent work of early chicano theater. introduced me to pachuco culture and the zoot suit riots, and the general fear and discrimination mexican-americans felt during wwii, even though the country was supposed to be uniting around the war effort, not dividing.

    8. Podría escribir de qué va la obra pero realmente no la recomiendo para leerla, no creo que se disfrute tanto leyendo como viéndola representada, y esto es porque la considero una obra difícil de leer. Igual les voy a decir de qué va, Henry Reyna es el líder de la pandilla de la calle 38, todos son pachucos, ya que es una obra que se ambienta en los cuarentas, existe cierto racismo hacia los mexicanos o chicanos, todo empieza cuando los culpan por homicidio en Sleepy Lagoon, mandan a Dela, [...]

    9. This is a story about the problems facing Chicanos in California during World War 2. It is not a very happy story, but it is a very deep story.I liked reading something that switched between English and another language I could read and understand, for once. Most of the classics you end up reading as an English major use French, Latin or Russian, if anything, and if you're apparently unlucky enough to know and like Spanish, you never really get the opportunity to use your skills in your chosen f [...]

    10. Zoot Suit presents a look at a little known slice of L.A. history.The play was inspired by the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943. It dramatizes the story of Henry Leyvas (named Henry Reyna in the play), a zoot suit-wearing Mexican American charged with 21 other Latinos in the so called Sleepy Lagoon murder. While Valdez's play follows the facts of the case faithfully, "Zoot Suit" isn't just the story of racial discrimination and injustice. The 1977 play is a statement on Mexican-American pride and Chicano [...]

    11. Zoot Suit is one of the books that promoted awareness about the racial injustices in the 1990s. It was an interesting book because it gave me ideas on how critical was life like for the immigrants back then.

    12. Such an appropriate read for our times. This story made me angry; especially since nearly 75 years later I question how much progress has been made.Great perspective on Zoot Suit members and who they really were rather than how the media, or police, portrayed them.

    13. This play is unfortunately still relevant. Valdez creates a unique forum, set in WWII California, about prejudice, injustice, pride, family, and belonging. Even on the page, the direct dialogue and the imaginative stage directions bring this play to life.

    14. B; A sound recording of a theater production. Story was about some Mexican men who were arrested for something they didn't do and had to face the racial injustice of the time.

    15. First I saw the film, then I read (and acted) this for my literature class. I enjoyed the story a lot. I like chicano culture and their Spanglish.

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