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Teatro Campesino (Organization)

Overview
Works: 137 works in 270 publications in 3 languages and 3,741 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Folklore  Animated films  Music  Drama  Legends  Religious films  Nonfiction films  History  Poetry 
Roles: Performer, Producer
Classifications: PS3572.A387, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Teatro Campesino (Organization)
 
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Most widely held works by Teatro Campesino (Organization)
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
Popol vuh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery
Rolas de Aztlán : songs of the Chicano movement( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popol vuh : sacred book of the Quiché Maya( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated film which uses original images drawn by the Quiche Maya Indians in the seventh century on funerary pottery to illustrate the Popol vuh, which is the sacred book of the Maya and includes their creation story, the maiden Little Blood, daughter of one of the lords of the underworld and birth of the hero twins. It concludes with the Hero Twins learning that their true calling in the cosmic plan is to become Ball Players. At the end of the entire story, they become the sun and the moon and light the way for humanity
La Pastorela = The shepherds' tale( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in and around San Juan Bautista Mission, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the play through the eyes of a young Chicana. In her surrealistic dream, she makes the journey with the shepherds
I am Joaquin( Visual )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the Chicano poem of the same title by Corky Gonzales about the Mexican-American experience from Cortes to the 20th century farm workers' struggle, emphasizing the problems of suppressed Mexicans
Los vendidos( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction about the Teatro Campesino and its purpose is followed by a play dramatizing stereotypes and feelings of Mexican Americans in the United States
Actos y el Teatro Campesino by Luis Valdez( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am Joaquin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the Chicano poem of the same title by Corky Gonzales about the Mexican-American experience from Cortes to the current farm workers' struggle, emphasizing the problems of suppressed Mexicans
El Teatro Campesino by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilingual examination of the history and contributions of El Teatro Campesino
Los Vendidos( Visual )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short theater piece about a shop which markets made-to-order Mexicans for American consumption
El Teatro notes : the quarterly newsletter of El Teatro Campesino( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El teatro : el Teatro Campesino newsletter( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corridos! : Tales of passion and revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the influence of Corridos, Mexican and Mexican American ballads, which celebrate popular heroes and folk tales and provide a sense of history and standards of public morality. Includes performances of Corridos in a program originally produced for stage, with historical and critical commentary between performances
La Pastorela = The shepherds' tale( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Valdez' rollicking musical fantasy about the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem."
La Virgen del Tepeyac by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Teatro Campesino's Corridos, a new American musical by Luis Valdez : Variety Arts Theatre( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pastorela( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. This video documents the piece La Pastorela, which is performed biannually by El Teatro Campesino during the Christmas holidays, alternating with La Virgen del Tepeyac, in the historic Mission of San Juan Bautista, established in 1797. Pastorelas, or Shepherds Plays, originated in medieval Europe as religious dramas and were later brought to the new world and Alta California by the Spanish missionaries. La Pastorela recreates the long trek of those first pastores to the holy site of the Nativity. This adaptation of La Pastorela was originally created in 1975, under the direction of Luis Valdez, based on a traditional version from San Luis Potosi in Mexico. The Lucifer character of Luzbel and his demons attempt to thwart the shepherds from reaching Bethlehem and the Holy Manger. However, in a dynamic clash of good against evil, San Miguel, the Archangel, and an army of angels overpower the demonic powers of Luzbel and the shepherds are at last free to complete their journey. This particular production, staged in 1995 by Kinan Valdez, is a youthful and vibrant reincarnation of this ETC popular classic
El corrido( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story in song and dance, parallels a Mexican bracero's illegal entry into the United States
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino
Languages
English (126)

Spanish (28)

German (2)

Covers
Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri BarakaVisiones : Latino art and culture