El teatro como instrumento de lucia social: una comparacion entre el teatro chicano y teatro gallego

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dc.degree.department Foreign Languages and Literatures en_US
dc.degree.discipline Foreign Languages and Literatures en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph .D . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Barros , Cristiano Silva De en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -18T22 :09 :25Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T22 :18 :37Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -18T22 :09 :25Z
dc.date.issued 2003 -08 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17962 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Chicano and the Galician communities are similar in many aspects : social situation , cultural status , problems of discrimination , etc . Both must deal with a bicultural context and struggle with a dominant culture . In order to express their aspirations , their culture , and their problems . Chicanes and Galicians use art and literature . One of the more important among these instruments is theater : both groups . Chicanes and Galicians , employ theater as a weapon in their fight for a better and fairer life . Galician theater and Chicano theater share many elements , but this dissertation focuses on the social aspects that both theaters present . The dissertation shows through the analysis of the history of both movements , as well as of some important playwrights and selected samples of their major plays -how the social aspect is present in those theaters and how its use is similar in both of them . After the introduction -Chapter -I the study provides in Chapters II and III the history of both theaters ; the fourth chapter offers a general comparison between these theaters , identifying many aspects found in both movements , concentrating upon and discussing more extensively the social factors . Chapters V and VI concentrate on analysis of the social elements in Chicano and Galician theaters . Chapter V examines Chicano plays : Luis Valdez's La Quinta Temporada and Soldado Razo ; and El Teatro de la Esperanza's Guadalupe . Chapter VI focuses on Roberto Vidal Bolafio's Laudamuco , senor de ningures and Ledainas pola morte do Meco ; and Eduardo Bianco -Amor's Proceso en Jacobusland : fantasia xudicial en Ningures -both authors from Galicia , whose works employ the Gallego language . The social themes and techniques that both theaters present are analyzed in the respective chapters , showing that Chicano and Galician dramatists make effective use of their theater as an instrument for social protest and to demand from the Establishment a better life and improved conditions for their communities . Chapter VII , summary and conclusions , provides the final observations and results of the dissertation , reassessing and confirming the initial hypothesis : Chicano and Galician theaters are similar and constitute one of multiple shared elements between the Chicano and Galician communities . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Theater and society en_US
dc.subject Ethnic theater - - Historical aspects en_US
dc.subject Theater - - Chicano - - Gallego en_US
dc.title El teatro como instrumento de lucia social : una comparacion entre el teatro chicano y teatro gallego en_US
dc.type Electronic Dissertation en_US


El teatro como instrumento de lucia social: una comparacion entre el teatro chicano y teatro gallego. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17962 .

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