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By Teresa Cajiao Salas, Margarita Vargas

This primary anthology in English devoted completely to Spanish-American girls playwrights contains 8 performs by way of award-winning authors who've got nationwide and overseas acclaim. whereas those playwrights articulate matters just like these in their male counterparts-social injustice, the query of id, the position of paintings, the ability of writing-their feminist views supply a clean view of Spanish the US by way of tough conventional male representations of ladies. whereas the performs humorously exhibit the cultural and social politics of every state, in addition they learn heavily the absurdities of way of life. The playwrights comprise Isidora Aguirre (Chile), Sabina Berman (Mexico), Myrna Casas (Puerto Rico), Teresa Marichal (Puerto Rico), Diana Raznovich (Argentina), Mariela Romero (Venezuela), Beatriz Seibel (Argentina), and Maruxa Vilalta (Mexico).

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Women Writing Women: An Anthology of Spanish-American Theater of the 1980s

This primary anthology in English devoted completely to Spanish-American girls playwrights comprises 8 performs by means of award-winning authors who've acquired nationwide and overseas acclaim. whereas those playwrights articulate matters just like these in their male counterparts-social injustice, the query of id, the position of paintings, the ability of writing-their feminist views provide a clean view of Spanish the United States through tough conventional male representations of girls.

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How can the Christian god reproach me! Or will he condemn me, the Emperor, for living in luxury?  . SEBASTIAN : Speak!  .  And for the rich loot You have brought from war, so much blood!  an emerald!  Now in everything that surrounds me I will see only hard work and fatigue. You have courage, Sebastian, to remind me That those who serve are never served.  No, I beg you.  he vanished. : For such a sacrilege, he fears to lose his life.  So what is the purpose of Your speech? Do you want Diocletian to sign a decree To order the rivers to change their course, SEBASTIAN The lion to become tame, and the lamb, fierce?

DIOCLETIAN You have signed your sentence! : And I challenge that powerful God, To save you from martyrdom and death! Come take him away, archers! My guards, come! Give death to your Captain! Darkness. " Brief transitional music. " Music.  A curtain falls: an embroidered arpillera which represents the archers. : And the Emperor orders The seven fiercest archers To take Sebastian's life Without showing any mercy. JULIANA Page 60 Music. " Music. JULIANA Instead of seven wounds : Seven stars Shined on him!

But now the Empire is at peace. I hope the pomp of the palace doesn't dazzle you: Tonight share supper with me.  . DIOCLETIAN : My sanctuary intimidates you? As loot from war we bring captive SEBASTIAN Exotic gods from the conquered nations. : The emperor doesn't honor the gods of Rome? DIOCLETIAN : They provide little consolation and no hope. Enjoy the pleasure that luck grants you, my son, Because nothing lies beyond death. I, the August invite you: drink from my cup. SEBASTIAN : Forgive my being frugal.

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