Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida. Four Different Latino Playwrights, Full Casts Of Local Latino Actors Our Stories Shared With. Coser y cantar. Front Cover. Dolores Prida Bibliographic information. QR code for Coser y cantar. Title, Coser y cantar. Latino literature. Author, Dolores Prida. PERFORMANCE: COSER Y CANTAR BY DOLORES PRIDA. Public. · Hosted by Department of World Languages at Queens University of Charlotte. Interested.

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Written, adapted for radio, and directed by Dolores Prida, and performed by Elizabeth Pena. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Together with that, this paper will also analyze how Prida aims with these plays at the denouncement and criticism of assimilationist tendencies imposed by the mainstream and accordingly, vindicates the duality of the Latino bilingual and bicultural being, clearly revealing her anti-assimilationist message.

Please enter your name. Uploaded by jakej on April 30, As has been proved throughout this paper, Coser y Cantar is a clear example of what happens to an immigrant who refuses to renounce the native culture and mother tongue in favour of the Anglo ones trying at all costs to keep attached to the cultural heritage of the place of origin so as not to feel alienated in a foreign world.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: For Prida the most natural and normal state is that dual cohabitation that hybrydityany other possibility would result in incompleteness. The name field is required. Please enter the message.

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As has been proved, the text moves as if it were a ping-pong ball jumping from one part of the stage to another constantly switching language and culture with its corresponding polarizing effect that creates hybridity. You already recently rated this item. Throughout the play, the two halves continually bicker, each trying to assume total control trying to impose their views about food, music and moral principles on the other.

What Prida is openly conveying with this representation of the personal experience of any bilingual Latina is her anti-assimilationist political message. The play begins with the apartment in which “Ella” and “She” live divided into “two ethnic territories, one for each character” Sandoval that represent the two different cultural parts of the consciousness of any bicultural and therefore, hybrid Latina.


Thus, thanks to “She”, “Ella” does not to feel completely alienated in a foreign world. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. However, none of them seem to surrender to the other one, that is, neither of them assimilate to the other one, which clearly indicates that assimilation is not a possible solution in this bicultural ping-pong game.

Home About Help Search. Accordingly, Coser y Cantar is aimed at awakening, in particular, Latinas and, in general, the Latino community to an understanding of their oppression so as to make them react and throw off a collective lethargy of many years; hence, the playwright’s commitment to her community.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Life on the Hyphen. In Coser y Cantar one of her most acclaimed playsPrida wittily brings to the stage the biculturalism and subsequently, bilingualism in which millions of U.


By making “She” state that “No one shall win! Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Document, Internet resource Document Type: Consequently, biculturalism as well as bilingualism have never before been so wittily and artfully brought to the stage so as to reject assimilation as in this play clearly revealing Prida’s mastery in dealing with one of the most relevant themes that cut across Latino life in the United States.

By airing, not with existential despair but always humorously, some of the main problems any hybrid Latina has to face in everyday life double identity, assimilation, struggle for pruda, alienation and loneliness among many othersPrida clearly arises as a spokesperson and the conscience of many Latinos living in similar situations to those portrayed in her play.

Raíces: COSER Y CANTAR by Dolores Prida

Advanced Search Find a Library. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Therefore, “it is evident from this description that both characters function as ethnic stereotypes” Sandoval Dolores Prida is ranked among the most important playwrights of contemporary Latino theatre in the United States.


In this work, Prida brings the personal experience to a political dimension so as to denounce and prisa the assimilationist tendencies imposed by the mainstream that aim at homogenizing American society according to Anglo-American values. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Don’t have an account? The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

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Subjects American literature — Hispanic American authors. Consequently, both halves come to the realization that it is necessary to stay together in order to survive in the outside world: University of Texas Press, As the playwright warns us, the “play must never be represented in one language” 49 because its main point is, precisely, to show the simultaneous presence of both cultures without the superiority of one above the other, that is, hybridity.

Your rating has been recorded. Humorous radio drama about a day in the life of a bicultural women in the United States. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. This is a clear political message against the mainstream assimilationist tendencies that Prida artfully manages to convey through this play which is a representation of the personal experience of any U.

Prida belongs to a new generation of Latino women writing in North America: Coser y Cantar will only be totally understood by those, who like the protagonist, live with relative ease in similar worlds. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Write a review Rate this item: However, it is not till the end, that the playwright gives a solution to this game.