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The hungry woman

Author: Cherríe Moraga; Irma Mayorga
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : West End Press : Distributed by University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Hungry Woman, grounded in the Medea legend and Mesoamerican mythology, reinvents the story of Aztlan in the "near future," visualizing a world in which the Chicano/a nation has won a living space but betrayed the principle of equality of the fighters for the revolution. Passionate, earthy, and tragic, full of heroism and villainy, the play calls on a new audience to deal with an imagined political reality."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moraga, Cherríe.
Hungry woman.
Albuquerque, N.M. : West End Press : Distributed by University of New Mexico Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606611855
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cherríe Moraga; Irma Mayorga
ISBN: 097053440X 9780970534408
OCLC Number: 48126708
Notes: Plays.
Description: x, 165 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The hungry woman : a Mexican Medea --
Heart of the earth : a Popol vuh story.
Responsibility: Cherríe L. Moraga ; afterword by Irma Mayorga.

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"The Hungry Woman, grounded in the Medea legend and Mesoamerican mythology, reinvents the story of Aztlan in the "near future," visualizing a world in which the Chicano/a nation has won a living space but betrayed the principle of equality of the fighters for the revolution. Passionate, earthy, and tragic, full of heroism and villainy, the play calls on a new audience to deal with an imagined political reality." "The Heart of the Earth is a feminist revisioning of the Quiche Maya Popul Vuh story, with lessons for modernity about the evils of racial doctrine, patriarchy, and greed. Moraga's improbable heroes, vatos locos returned from the deadly underworld, reveal that the real power of creation was always closer to home. The script, a collaboration with puppet maker Ralph Lee, was created for the premiere production of the play at the Public Theatre in New York in 1994."--BOOK JACKET.

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The play is poetic but blunt . . . With humor, Moraga vividly describes the defeat of Lords of Death and the underworld in a playful ball game and the making of humans with maize. . . . the Read more...

 
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