Zoot Suit has ratings and 34 reviews. Shawn said: I’m not much for watching or especially reading dramatic plays, but this one, an audiotaped version. When Luis Valdez’ play Zoot Suit was initially performed in the downtown area of In its transition from play to motion picture, Zoot Suit has been revised with. Luis Valdez, the legendary creator of Zoot Suit and Latino theatre pioneer, returns to the Taper with an epic tale of two young lovers from.

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As a native Californian, I think that the authentic voices of California still need to be developed. Refresh and try again. I could do without the sexism, and I am really tired of saying “it was the times”, especially since that really is not an excuse.

Apr 16, Carolina rated it it was ok Shelves: He was asked by the army to grow crops for the armed forces and run the ranch. The two-week run managed to sell out prior to opening night, despite minimal advertisement, primarily in Latino publications.

Oct 08, James rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat It is not a very happy story, but it is a very deep story. You respond with the audience to tragedy or comedy. This is an incredibly powerful and moving story that sheds light on racial injustice and discrimination against Chicanos in the United States in the ‘s. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Most of the classics you end up reading as an English major use French, Latin or Russian, if anything, and if you’re apparently unlucky enough to know and like Spanish, you never really get the opportunity to use your skills in your chosen field.


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Injustice tends to creep in on tiny little feet, like weeds in a garden, and before you know it, the garden is choking. We tell stories to entertain ourselves but also to understand each other. vxldez

An audience of season ticket holders and local Mexican-Americans gave standing ovations each evening of the performances at the Mark Taper Forum. The three drove off.

A great story is told on Henry Reyna and what had happened to him and everyone around him on that night. Debuting inZoot Suit was the first Chicano play on Broadway.

What was the political environment when you wrote Valley of the Heart in and how have things changed between now and then? Valdez also directed a filmed version of the play, combining stage and film techniques. The stage directions sound really interesting and it sounds like a very beautiful play. Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrero.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The play ends with a Reyna family reunion as Henry returns home and Rudy is about to leave to suti the Marines. Apr 16, Abdon Martinez rated it it was amazing. Valley of the Heart has had a very broad appeal because it speaks to all of us and speaks to the future, which pleases me so much.

In his review for Theatre JournalJules Aaron luid the play for its ability to both entertain and make a political statement. Journal for the Study of Radicalism.

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U of North Carolina P. Assistant director Shakina Nayfack modified the script to reduce homophobic and sexist language where possible.

Nov 21, Jennie added it Shelves: Books by Luis Valdez. Through the efforts of George and other lawyers, as well as activist-reporter Alice, with whom Henry has a brief romantic encounter, the boys win their court appeal and are freed.


The story itself was excellent, and an important one. Also with them was friend Bobby Telles. Luis Valdez’s ‘ Zoot Suit’ gives readers knowledge of life in the s for young Mexican Americans and displays the hardships of their community. Feb 08, Natalie Park rated it really liked it. Zoot Suit Broadway Playbill.

Preview — Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez. I’m not much for watching or especially reading dramatic plays, but this one, an audiotaped version of a live drama, was particularly dreadful.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I honestly really enjoyed it, there was so much resistance and fighting for what the Zooters believed. Mar 02, Liz rated it really liked it. Many outreach opportunities were taken, including an alumni night, luus staff appreciation performance, matinees allowing over 1, high school students to attend, and the puis of a study guide for students attending the performances.

The fight was brief, ending when someone yelled the police were coming.


The ruling was reversed in October and the men were released, due to the efforts of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, zoott Alice McGrath as executive secretary. My thoughts on this book were that it was very informative about the life of a luus who actually faced these types of obstacles.

The fact the this once occurred in our country and was going on while the second great war was happening they still decided to up rise.