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I, Carmelita Tropicana : Bluestreak - Alina Troyano

I, Carmelita Tropicana


Paperback Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780807066034
Number Of Pages: 220

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Alina Troyano's one-woman shows, plays, and essays have astonished audiences and readers with their creativity, humor, and crackling political energy. "I, Carmelita Tropicana" offers the first comprehensive collection of her work, from "Memorias de la Revolucion" (with Uzi Parnes) to "Your Kunst is Your Waffen" (with Ela Troyano).

Industry Reviews

This book makes you cry in one eye and laugh in the other. -John Leguizamo, author of Freak

"The writing in this wonderful book is like caf Cubano: rich, strong, satisfying." -Steve Buscemi

"Dwellers of the Lower East Side have long known of the magic they call Carmelita Tropicana. Carmelita and her comrades-in-arms teach us that humor can have a subversive edge and that politicized performance can be hilarious. This book is a triumphantly tacky treasure trove of tropical delights." -Jos Esteban Mu oz, author of Disidentifications

"The inimitable Carmelita Tropicana is one of the queer world's wonders: sexy, outrageous, and insightful, her performances transform rooms full of strangers into communities of lovers, friends, and admirers." -Jill Dolan, author of Presence and Desire

"Laughter is Troyano's weapon, and she wields it expertly to send up stereotypes like the Latina spitfire and to push the limits of rigid identities. This long-awaited book will be a boon in any classroom studying performance, as well as in racially and gender-inflected queer and cultural studies." -Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, editor of Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985

"I, Carmelita Tropicana brings together in print the amazing work of one of the most important performance artists of the Americas." -David Rom n, author of Acts of Intervention

Editor's Introduction
Author's Introduction
Plays / Performance Script
Memorias de la Revolucion / Memories of the Revolution (By Carmelita Tropicana and Uzi Parnes)p. 1
Milk of Amnesia / Leche de Amnesiap. 52
Chicas 2000p. 72
Sor Juana: The Nightmare (A work in progress by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano)p. 123
Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen (Screenplay by Carmellita Tropicana and Ela Troyano)p. 137
Short Performance Scripts and Essays
The Conquest of Mexico as Seen through the Eyes of Hernan Cortes's Horse (by Carmelita Tropicana and Uzi Parnes) (excerpt)p. 173
Performance Art Manifestop. 177
Radio Spot for WNYCp. 179
El Recibo Social / The Social Visitp. 180
Food for Thoughtp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 193
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780807066034
ISBN-10: 0807066036
Series: Bluestreak
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.29