Posted on:February 6, 2017
Theatre for a New Audience’s Open Books is our series of lively, engaging conversations with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. These free public talks are curated and moderated by the Theatre's Literary Advisor, Jonathan Kalb, and include a Q&A with the author and a book signing.
LATIN NUMBERS: PLAYING LATINO IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY U.S. POPULAR PERFORMANCES
BY BRIAN EUGENIO HERRERA
Latin Numbers is a work of performance history, examining the way in which Latino actors on the twentieth-century stage and screen communicated and influenced American ideas about race and ethnicity. Brian Eugenio Herrera looks at how these performances and performers contributed to American popular understanding of Latinos as a distinct racial and ethnic group. His book tracks the conspicuously “Latin” musical number; the casting of Latino actors; the history of West Side Story; how Latina/o performers confront stereotypes; and the proliferation of the gay Latino character in the AIDS era.
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