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Author Remedi, Gustavo, author

Title Carnival theater : Uruguay's popular performers and national culture / Gustavo Remedi ; translated by Amy Ferlazzo
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 289 pages)
Series Cultural studies of the Americas ; v. 15
Cultural studies of the Americas ; v. 15
Contents Prologue: Metaphors for Approaching National Culture; Acknowledgments; 1. The Interpretation of National Culture from the Site of Popular Cultural Practice; 2. To Open Up the Night: Carnival and the Struggle for a National, Democratic, and Popular Order; 3. Theology of Carnival: The Religious Masks of Carnivalesque Theater; 4. Bodies, Costumes, and Characters; 5. Carnival Celebrates the National Popular Epic; Conclusion: From the Garden of the Comparsas; Appendix: Librettos of Principal Murgas from the Montevideo Carnival, 1988; Notes
Summary Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and specifically on the productions of the murgas, Carnival Theater is a consideration of Uruguayan societys identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the regimes of the 1970s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the critique of national culture
Notes "Originally published as: Murgas : el teatro de los tablados : interpretacioń y crit́ica de la cultura nacional, ©1996"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-289) and index
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Subject Carnival -- Uruguay.
Popular culture -- Uruguay.
Street theater -- Uruguay.
Uruguay -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003014542
ISBN 0816690812 (electronic bk.)
1299914217 (ebk)
9780816690817 (electronic bk.)
9781299914216 (ebk)
Other Titles Murgas. English