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The Archaeology of Dreams and other plays By Caridad Svich
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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DREAMS AND OTHER PLAYS collects four of playwright Caridad Svich's epic "fantasias" for the theatre. In addition to the title play, the volume includes THE SPELL OF EDEN,... More > which speculates on the creative relationship among Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel; RELISH MY TEARS, a dark ballad play; and CALCULATING GENESIS, which imagines a poetic memoryscape for mathematicians Paul Erdos, G.H. Hardy, Stanislaw Ulam and John Nash.< Less
Wreckage By Caridad Svich
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Two boys emerge from the sea and become engulfed in a world of savage longing and desire. Drawing on the Greek myth of Medea, this sharply crafted play examines the role of displaced persons... More > searching for home amidst a culture of brutality. The stylized, poetic language of US Latina playwright Caridad Svich’s theatrical landscape carves out each moment with a disconcerting precision. This new edition of the play includes an introduction by dramaturg Dan Smith and coincides with the Chicago 2011 premiere of the play at Caffeine Theatre.< Less
Magnificent Waste By Caridad Svich
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MAGNIFICENT WASTE is a darkly savage comedy of modern manners by acclaimed US Latina playwright Caridad Svich. In this play: Lizzie B makes shock art. Arden buys beautiful things. A young man wants... More > to be famous. In a modern world addicted to sex, drugs, fashion and celebrity, three friends make a pact that will change their lives. The play explores America's appetite for excess and presents an unsettling portrait of its own undoing; a glittering but brutal exploration of modern society’s superficiality and the objectification of the human body.< Less
The Tropic of X By Caridad Svich
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Against the ceaseless watch of a dirty sea, two lovers named Mori and Maura try to survive against all odds. A poetic, hip-hop inspired drama of epic love, immigration, sexual tourism, and... More > globalisation by Caridad Svich, one of the US' most daring Latina dramatists. This volume features an introduction by eminent critic Marvin Carlson and an afterword by Latina Studies scholar Tamara Underiner. This play originally premiered in Cologne, Germany in 2007.< Less
Wreckage By Caridad Svich
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Two boys emerge from the sea and become engulfed in a world of savage longing and desire. Drawing on the Greek myth of Medea, this sharply crafted play examines the role of displaced persons... More > searching for home amidst a culture of brutality. The stylized, poetic language of US Latina playwright Caridad Svich's theatrical landscape carves out each moment with a disconcerting precision.< Less
Prodigal Kiss and Perdita Gracia: Two Plays by Caridad Svich By Caridad Svich
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Two 'horizon' plays by US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich: PRODIGAL KISS and PERDITA GRACIA, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca's Poet in New York and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, respectively.... More > Dynamic, lyrical dramas for a new audience.< Less
Antigone Arkhe By Caridad Svich
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ANTIGONE ARKHE is a compelling, provocative text for performance by US Latina playwright Caridad Svich that places Historical Antigone and Digital Antigone on display in a museum of classical and... More > contemporary "antiquities," as an archivist sorts through the objects and data of Antigone's history. This play originally premiered as part of the evening ANTIGONE PROJECT at The Women's Project in New York City under Annie Dorsen's direction.< Less
12 Ophelias: A Play With Broken Songs By Caridad Svich
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Shakespeare's Ophelia rises out of the water and cuts a new path for herself in a rough neo-Appalachian song-filled landscape in this new play by acclaimed US playwright Caridad Svich. This edition... More > features a preface by Todd London and an interview with the author.< Less
Twelve Ophelias (a play with broken songs) By Caridad Svich
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In Caridad Svich's play with songs TWELVE OPHELIAS, Shakespeare’s Ophelia rises up out of the water dreaming of Pop-Tarts and other sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan... More > Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy, and nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new path for herself.< Less
Something Simple, Plain-Spoken By Caridad Svich
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A seriocomic road play by US Latina dramatist Caridad Svich about friendship, family, loss and the desire to be free.