Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Joseph William
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:04:21Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:04:21Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.othergoldstein_joseph_w_200605_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/goldstein_joseph_w_200605_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23120
dc.description.abstractThrough this study, I present the first thorough and comprehensive analysis of contemporary Cuban playwright Abelardo Estorino’s published works. Although the author is now widely recognized as one of the most important Cuban dramatists of the twentieth century, I assert that it is only within the last few years that his plays have begun to receive the amount of critical attention they merit. In my analysis, I consider a wide range of topics in Estorino’s drama, which is almost entirely concerned with specifically national issues. However, I pay special attention to totalitarian government, machismo, and race, which are three predominant themes in his plays. I demonstrate that these matters are either addressed in an immediate contemporary context, or set within a remote or partially imaginary temporal frame. I also show how the playwright has sought to develop an ideological dialogue with his audience, according to which the author’s personal vision of Cubanness, or cubanía, is emphasized. Owing to the many and rapid changes that have taken place on the island since the advent of the revolution, I fully consider the historical context in which Estorino’s plays were first presented—or were meant to be presented—to the public, and in this way I demonstrate the common audience concerns to which such works were meant to allude. Likewise, I take into account the historical settings of the plays themselves, and in this way I discover the ideological intent which underlies the implicit comparison in Estorino’s drama between past national realities and present-day ones.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEstorino
dc.subjectCuba
dc.subjecttheater
dc.subjectteatro
dc.subjectcubanía
dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjecthistorical
dc.subjecthistoria
dc.subjectdrama
dc.subjectcontestatory
dc.subjectcontestatario
dc.subjectdissident
dc.subjectdisidente
dc.subjectmetatheater
dc.subjectmetateatro
dc.subjectmachismo
dc.subjectrevolutionary
dc.subjectrevolucionario
dc.subjectracism
dc.subjectracismo
dc.subjectgovernment
dc.subjectsociety
dc.subjectgobierno
dc.subjectsociedad,
dc.titleHistorical context and cubanía in the drama of Abelardo Estorino
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentRomance Languages
dc.description.majorRomance Languages
dc.description.advisorJosé B. Alvarez, IV
dc.description.committeeJosé B. Alvarez, IV
dc.description.committeeLesley Feracho
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Wright


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record