Home Is Where The (He)art Is

Sharon Magnarelli

The Family Romance in Late Twentieth-Century Mexican and Argentine Theater

293 pages
ISBN 1611483048
Bucknell Studies in Latin American Literature and Theory

In Home Is Where The (He)art Is Sharon Magnarelli employs a variety of contemporary critical approaches to examine ten dramatic works written or performed between 1956 and 1999. Focusing on plays by Griselda Gambaro, Eduardo Rovner, Sabina Berman, Diana Raznovich, Roberto Cossa, Hugo Argüelles, Marcela del Río, and Luisa Josefina Hernández, Magnarelli demonstrates how the playwrights engage with family relationships to comment on sociopolitical issues of national and international significance while simultaneously challenging dramatic conventions and theatrical representation. This insightful study provides fresh readings of plays that have already attracted significant critical attention. It also serves as a useful introduction to the modern theater of Mexico and Argentina for the interested non-specialist.

"Well-known for her application of feminist theory to the Spanish American novel in The Lost Rib...Magnarelli here focuses on the family romance played out in contemporary Mexican and Argentine theater...The study is well placed in recent criticism on gender and performance to make it a useful introduction to modern Argentine and Mexican theater."

Sibbald, K.M. CHOICE 2008: 302-303.

About the author:

Sharon Magnarelli is Professor of Spanish at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.


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