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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783112317549

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

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Chicano Drama

My focus is on trying to create pieces and plays . ... That's what we pass on to the next generation . ... Elizabeth C. Ramirez , Footlights Across the Border : A History of Spanish - Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage ...


Author: Jorge Huerta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521778174

Category: Drama

Page: 209

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An accessible introduction for students and theatregoers of Chicano theatre, first published in 2000.

Footlights on the Border

This book traces the development of the professional stage from the memorable day of the first performance to the end of the century.


Author: J. S. Gallegly


ISBN: OCLC:732753835


Page: 262

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This book traces the development of the professional stage from the memorable day of the first performance to the end of the century.

Mexico on Main Street

Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theater on the Texas Stage (New York: Lang, 1990), 129. 44. Peter C. Haney, “Carpa y teatro, sol y sombra: Show Business and Public Culture ...


Author: Colin Gunckel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813570778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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In the early decades of the twentieth-century, Main Street was the heart of Los Angeles’s Mexican immigrant community. It was also the hub for an extensive, largely forgotten film culture that thrived in L.A. during the early days of Hollywood. Drawing from rare archives, including the city’s Spanish-language newspapers, Colin Gunckel vividly demonstrates how this immigrant community pioneered a practice of transnational media convergence, consuming films from Hollywood and Mexico, while also producing fan publications, fiction, criticism, music, and live theatrical events. Mexico on Main Street locates this film culture at the center of a series of key debates concerning national identity, ethnicity, class, and the role of Mexicans within Hollywood before World War II. As Gunckel shows, the immigrant community’s cultural elite tried to rally the working-class population toward the cause of Mexican nationalism, while Hollywood sought to position them as part of a lucrative transnational Latin American market. Yet ironically, both Hollywood studios and Mexican American cultural elites used the media to present negative depictions of working-class Mexicans, portraying their behaviors as a threat to middle-class respectability. Rather than simply depicting working-class immigrants as pawns of these power players, however, Gunckel reveals their active participation in the era’s film culture. Gunckel’s innovative approach combines media studies, urban history, and ethnic studies to reconstruct a distinctive, richly layered immigrant film culture. Mexico on Main Street demonstrates how a site-specific study of cultural and ethnic issues challenges our existing conceptions of U.S. film history, Mexican cinema, and the history of Los Angeles.

Pictorial Illusionism

The Madison Square footlighting consisted of a series of gas jets, but unlike earlier footlights, which often ... Such devices were used to ignite border lights as early as 1849 in England, and the employment of pilots on footlights in ...


Author: J. A. Sokalski

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560291

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Drawing together a wealth of primary sources, J.A. Sokalski examines the aims, inventions, and methods of the pictorial style that defined MacKaye's art. Sokalski shows how MacKaye's famous Madison Square Theatre, which featured a double stage reminiscent of an elevator, created whirling pictorial illusions for fashionable New York. He argues that MacKaye's infamous failure, the colossal Spectatorium theatre for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, was the most complete realization of this illusionary aesthetic. Sokalski also explores MacKaye's influence on Buffalo Bill Cody and how civil war cycloramas expanded his concept of pictorial space.

Latina os and World War II

Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish- Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage (New York: P. Lang, 1990), 70–71. 10. David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, ...


Author: Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292758636

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The first book-length study of Latina/o experiences in World War II over a wide spectrum of identities and ancestries—from Cuban American, Spanish American, and Mexican American segments to the under-studied Afro-Latino experience—Latina/os and World War II probes the controversial aspects of Latina/o soldiering and citizenship in the war, the repercussions of which defined the West during the twentieth century. The editors also offer a revised, more accurate tabulation of the number of Latina/os who served in the war. Spanning imaginative productions, such as vaudeville and the masculinity of the soldado razo theatrical performances; military segregation and the postwar lives of veterans; Tejanas on the homefront; journalism and youth activism; and other underreported aspects of the wartime experience, the essays collected in this volume showcase rarely seen recollections. Whether living in Florida in a transformed community or deployed far from home (including Mexican Americans who were forced to endure the Bataan Death March), the men and women depicted in this collection yield a multidisciplinary, metacritical inquiry. The result is a study that challenges celebratory accounts and deepens the level of scholarly inquiry into the realm of ideological mobility for a unique cultural crossroads. Taking this complex history beyond the realm of war narratives, Latina/os and World War II situates these chapters within the broader themes of identity and social change that continue to reverberate in postcolonial lives.

Land of Necessity

On the activities of Spanish- language theater troupes in Texas, see Ramírez, Footlights across the Border; Kanellos, History of Hispanic Theatre. 15. Archivo Historico de Ciudad Juárez, Actos de Cabildo, September 11, 1904. 16.


Author: Alexis McCrossen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822390787

Category: History

Page: 440

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Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University. In Land of Necessity, historians and anthropologists unravel the interplay of the national and transnational and of scarcity and abundance in the region split by the 1,969-mile boundary line dividing Mexico and the United States. This richly illustrated volume, with more than 100 images including maps, photographs, and advertisements, explores the convergence of broad demographic, economic, political, cultural, and transnational developments resulting in various forms of consumer culture in the borderlands. Though its importance is uncontestable, the role of necessity in consumer culture has rarely been explored. Indeed, it has been argued that where necessity reigns, consumer culture is anemic. This volume demonstrates otherwise. In doing so, it sheds new light on the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, while also opening up similar terrain for scholarly inquiry into consumer culture. The volume opens with two chapters that detail the historical trajectories of consumer culture and the borderlands. In the subsequent chapters, contributors take up subjects including smuggling, tourist districts and resorts, purchasing power, and living standards. Others address home décor, housing, urban development, and commercial real estate, while still others consider the circulation of cinematic images, contraband, used cars, and clothing. Several contributors discuss the movement of people across borders, within cities, and in retail spaces. In the two afterwords, scholars reflect on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands as a particular site of trade in labor, land, leisure, and commodities, while also musing about consumer culture as a place of complex political and economic negotiations. Through its focus on the borderlands, this volume provides valuable insight into the historical and contemporary aspects of the big “isms” shaping modern life: capitalism, nationalism, transnationalism, globalism, and, without a doubt, consumerism. Contributors. Josef Barton, Peter S. Cahn, Howard Campbell, Lawrence Culver, Amy S. Greenberg, Josiah McC. Heyman, Sarah Hill, Alexis McCrossen, Robert Perez, Laura Isabel Serna, Rachel St. John, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, Evan R. Ward

Renegades Showmen Angels

Gallegly , Footlights on the Border , 119 ; Gerald Bordman , American Theatre : A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama , 1869–1914 , New York : Cambridge University Press , 1994 , 220 ; Brockett , History of Theater , 459–462 ; Gazette , 9 ...


Author: Jan Jones

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 0875653189

Category: History

Page: 368

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"Jan Jones' volume on Fort Worth's theatrical heritage presents for the first time a comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city's histrionic fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--BOOK JACKET.

Mexican Waves

Ramírez, Elizabeth C. Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional eatre on the Texas Stage. New York: Peter Lang, . Ramos Aguirre, Francisco. Los Alegres de Terán: Vida y canciones.


Author: Sonia Robles

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816539543

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 433

Mexican Waves is the fascinating history of how borderlands radio stations shaped the identity of an entire region as they addressed the needs of the local population and fluidly reached across borders to the United States. In so doing, radio stations created a new market of borderlands consumers and worked both within and outside the constraints of Mexican and U.S. laws. Historian Sonia Robles examines the transnational business practices of Mexican radio entrepreneurs between the Golden Age of radio and the early years of television history. Intersecting Mexican history and diaspora studies with communications studies, this book explains how Mexican radio entrepreneurs targeted the Mexican population in the United States decades before U.S. advertising agencies realized the value of the Spanish-language market. Robles’s robust transnational research weaves together histories of technology, performance, entrepreneurship, and business into a single story. Examining the programming of northern Mexican commercial radio stations, the book shows how radio stations from Tijuana to Matamoros courted Spanish-language listeners in the U.S. Southwest and local Mexican audiences between 1930 and 1950. Robles deftly demonstrates Mexico’s role in creating the borderlands, adding texture and depth to the story. Scholars and students of radio, Spanish-language media in the United States, communication studies, Mexican history, and border studies will see how Mexican radio shaped the region’s development and how transnational listening communities used broadcast media’s unique programming to carve out a place for themselves as consumers and citizens of Mexico and the United States.

La Voz Latina

See Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage (New York: Peter Lang, 1990); and Elizabeth C. Ramírez, “Homeland/Sin Fronteras to Borderlands” and “The ...


Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252036224

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 365

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Surveying the Latina theatre movement in the United States since the 1980s, this book brings together contemporary plays and performance pieces by various Latina playwrights. The editors provide historical context as well as a short biography, production history, and artistic statement from each playwright.

Tejano Empire

Ramirez, Elizabeth C. Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish Language Professional Theater on the Texas Stage. New York: P. Lang, 1990. Ramirez, Emilia Schunior. Ranch Life in Hidalgo County after 1850.


Author: Andrés Tijerina

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173005961631

Category: History

Page: 159

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This award-winning volume documents the transfer of land and power that accompanied the cultural exchange between Mexican and Anglo pioneers before the Texas Revolution.

Spare Time in Texas

There is no comprehensive history of theater in Texas, but the following books help to fill in blank spots: Elizabeth C. Ramírez, Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage, ...


Author: David G. McComb

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292748477

Category: History

Page: 300

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What do Texans' pastimes and recreations say about their characters? Looking at Texas history from a new angle, David McComb starts from the premise that how people spend their leisure time may well reveal more about their true natures and interests than the work they do or their family connections. In this innovative book, McComb traces the history of various types of recreation in Texas, gathering significant insights into the characters of Texans from the pleasures they have pursued. Reflecting the frontier origins of Texas, McComb starts with the recreations that were most popular with men in a crude, still-developing society—drinking, gambling, and whoring. He goes on to show how, as Texas became more civilized, so did its diversions. He describes how Texans have connected with nature in parks and zoos; watched football and baseball in great stadiums such as the Astrodome and Cotton Bowl; discovered the pleasure of reading in public and university libraries; and enjoyed radio, TV, movies, and live theater in places such as Houston's Alley Theatre. This recreational history reveals that Texans are open-minded and generous; that they respect the land; oppose prostitution but indulge in gambling and drinking; support racial and gender rights; love zoos; champion libraries; take pride in theatrical productions; and adore sports.

Latina Performance

Footlights Across the Border: A History of SpanishLanguage Professional Theater in Texas. New York: Peter Lang, 1990. Rebolledo, Tey Diana, and Eliana S. Rivero. Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature.


Author: Alicia Arrizon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253028150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"Latina Performance is a densely theorized treatment of rich materials." —MultiCultural Review "Arrizón's important book revolves around the complex issues of identity formation and power relations for US women performers of Latin American descent." —Choice Latina Performance examines the Latina subject whose work as dramatist, actress, theorist, and/or critic further defines the field of theater and performance in the United States. Alicia Arrizón looks at the cultural politics that flows from the intersection of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and sexuality.

Las Tejanas

Shealso wrote Footlights across the Border: A History of SpanishLanguage Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage. Tina C.Navarro, another Teatro Bilingüe member,became acostumer onboth coasts andlatertaught at Trinity University ...


Author: Teresa Palomo Acosta

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292784482

Category: History

Page: 456

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Since the early 1700s, women of Spanish/Mexican origin or descent have played a central, if often unacknowledged, role in Texas history. Tejanas have been community builders, political and religious leaders, founders of organizations, committed trade unionists, innovative educators, astute businesswomen, experienced professionals, and highly original artists. Giving their achievements the recognition they have long deserved, this groundbreaking book is at once a general history and a celebration of Tejanas' contributions to Texas over three centuries. The authors have gathered and distilled a wide range of information to create this important resource. They offer one of the first detailed accounts of Tejanas' lives in the colonial period and from the Republic of Texas up to 1900. Drawing on the fuller documentation that exists for the twentieth century, they also examine many aspects of the modern Tejana experience, including Tejanas' contributions to education, business and the professions, faith and community, politics, and the arts. A large selection of photographs, a historical timeline, and profiles of fifty notable Tejanas complete the volume and assure its usefulness for a broad general audience, as well as for educators and historians.

The Musical

Ramírez, Elizabeth C. Footlights across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage. New York: Peter Lang, 1990. 194 p. ISBN 0-8204-1035-7. PN2270.M48R36. Zarzuela, opera, and operetta are included ...


Author: William Everett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135848071

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The musical, whether on stage or screen, is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable musical genres, yet one of the most perplexing. What are its defining features? How does it negotiate multiple socio-cultural-economic spaces? Is it a popular tradition? Is it a commercial enterprise? Is it a sophisticated cultural product and signifier? This research guide includes more than 1,400 annotated entries related to the genre as it appears on stage and screen. It includes reference works, monographs, articles, anthologies, and websites related to the musical. Separate sections are devoted to sub-genres (such as operetta and megamusical), non-English language musical genres in the U.S., traditions outside the U.S., individual shows, creators, performers, and performance. The second edition reflects the notable increase in musical theater scholarship since 2000. In addition to printed materials, it includes multimedia and electronic resources.

Chicanas Latinas in American Theatre

Footlights across the Border : A History of Spanish - Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage . New York : Peter Lang Publishing , 1990 . “ Hispanic American Women on the Texas Stage . ” In Women in Texas History : Selected ...


Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213711

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Elizabeth C. Ramírez's study reveals the traditions of Chicanas/Latinas in theatre and performance, showing how Latina/Latino theatre has evolved from its pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Mexican origins to its present prominence within American theatre history. This project on women in performance serves the need for scholarship on the contributions of underrepresented groups in American theatre and education, in cultural studies and the humanities, and in American and world history.

Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990; Elizabeth Ramirez, Footlights Across the Border: A History of Spanish-Language Professional Theatre on the Texas Stage. New York: P. Lang, 1990. 29. Laura Gutierrez-Witt, “The Archives ofthe ...


Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities librarians “is not to acquire information bytes and bits, but to promote integrity: integrity of texts, integrity of selection, the integrity of the collection, and the integrity of the library and its ultimate purpose.” This objective underlies this multifaceted and comprehensive collection of articles, as the authors address many interesting issues, developments, and challenges in the field, including: selecting candidates for digitization and producing e-texts collecting in areas that don’t have immediate utility or that may be unpopular what librarians need to know about the humanities as a discipline in order to effectively meet the informational and technological needs of their constituencies online discussion groups as useful sources of webliographic information cooperative collection building the importance of maintaining a high degree of local ownership for materials the principles, criteria, and tools needed to develop a Native American studies collection document-driven and use-driven approaches to collecting acquiring and preserving records that chronicle the role played by African Americans in the United States’development Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities can help professional librarians, graduate school faculty, and students in information and library science acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for building a broadly based and academically responsive collection. It will certainly help you keep up with changes in the information environment and show you how the tools you’ve developed for selecting traditional library materials will be useful as you grapple with electronic texts, “spider” search mechanisms on the Web, becoming a webliographer, and budget shortfalls.

Reflections on American Music

Ramirez's publications include Footlights Across the Border : A History of Spanish - Language Professional Theatre as well as numerous articles and reviews ; another book , Chicanas / Latinas in Performance on the American Stage ...


Author: College Music Society

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 1576470709

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 995

The twentieth century - also called the "American century" by thousands of historians and artists around the world - has brought with it untold musical innovations: the popularization of ragtime and the blues, the birth and dissemination of jazz, gospel, and rock, the transmission via radio of music around the world, the transformation of sound recording from primitive cylinders and shellac disks to digital sound, the incorporation of film music into motion pictures, the rise (and decline) of twelve-tone techniques among American composers, the widespread use of music in advertising, the institution of programs that have made music education available to children throughout the United States. And so on. This book presents both the opinions of more than forty historians, theorists, composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers, librarians, archivists, ethnomusicologists, music-business executives, schoolteachers, and experts of other kinds on the progress of music during the last hundred years and speculations by these individual son what may be in store for us in the opening decades of the "new millennium" and the twenty-first century.

Footlights Across the Border

This book provides a detailed account of the varying theatrical activities on the Mexican-American stage in Texas and the culture of the Mexican-Americans involved.


Author: Elizabeth C. Ramírez

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173000587866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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This book provides a detailed account of the varying theatrical activities on the Mexican-American stage in Texas and the culture of the Mexican-Americans involved. Ramirez reveals previously unknown data about the nature of Spanish-language theatre companies, their repertoire, their audiences, and the importance of what was essentially a -movement- of Mexican and Mexican-American troupes that toured from Mexico to Texas during the latter part of the nineteenth century through their demise in 1935. Ramirez focuses on the troupes' travels and residences in Texas through an analysis of significant representative companies."