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Teatro Campesino (Organization)

Overview
Works: 130 works in 288 publications in 4 languages and 3,732 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Folklore  Animated films  Documentary films  Music  Drama  Legends  Religious films  Songs and music  Popular music 
Roles: Performer, Producer
Classifications: PS3572.A387, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Teatro Campesino (Organization)
 
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Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
Rolas de Aztlán : Songs of the Chicano movement( Recording )

6 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 186 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
Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popol vuh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 158 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
I am Joaquin( Visual )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the Chicano poem of the same title by Rodolpho "Corky" Gonzales about the Mexican-American experience from Cortes to the current farm workers' struggle, emphasizing the problems of the oppressed and exploited Mexicans
La Pastorela( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 64 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
La pastorela : the shepherds' tale( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Multiple languages and English and held by 32 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 repeats the journey, but through her own contemporary references
Los vendidos = The sellouts by Luis Valdez( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 32 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

El Teatro Campesino by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story in song and dance, parallels a Mexican bracero's illegal entry into the United States until his death in the slums of a barrio
El Teatro notes : the quarterly newsletter of El Teatro Campesino( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corridos! : Tales of passion and revolution by Ildefonso Méndez Martínez( 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
El teatro : el Teatro Campesino newsletter( )

in English and held by 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Virgen del Tepeyac by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Recording )

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

Mundo Mata( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the summer of 1973, and the United Farm Workers are fighting for their lives. Led by Cesar Chavez, a march comes to Burlap, California, a fictional tank town in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. This is the background for playwright, director and El Teatro Campesinos founder Luis Valdez vintage classic, Mundo Mata a period piece that exposes the raw realities of life in a small farmworker town. As part of an epic struggle to achieve victory in union elections among ranches up and down the state, the campaign in Burlap brings together two brothers and pulls them apart. One is Bullet Mata, who returns to his old hometown for the first time in twelve years; the other, his older brother Mundo, a Vietnam veteran. Bullet is a college dropout, turned Chavista sworn to non-violence. Mundo is a drug dealer, secretly hired by two growers to stop Chavez. While the issue of violence versus non-violence becomes a personal matter between the two brothers, Mundo Mata also resonates within a larger landscape of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. What if Cesar Chavez had been assassinated in 1973? Would history remember him differently? These are some of the questions implied in this gritty drama about the farmworkers struggle for justice. Mundo Mata premiered in 1976 in El Paso, Texas in the Chamizal Theater on the borderline with Juarez, Mexico. After being retired, the play was revived, rewritten and restaged, as documented in this 2001 production
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
La carpa de los Rasquachis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 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. La Carpa de los Rasquachis was originally produced in 1974, and underwent several revisions until 1976, when it was locked into the definitive version seen in this revival performed by a new generation of ETC actors more than twenty years after its premiere. The carpa (itinerant tent show) presents the epic life story of the farmworker in America. Told through the struggles, frustrations and ultimate victory of a single Chicano, the Rasquachi saga (working-class, underdog) comes alive in corridos (Mexica ballads) that tell of lifes tragedies with an ironic, rollicking earthy good humor. The story follows Jesus Pelado Rasquachi, leaving his own mother and brother in Mexico as he heads for the United States, in hopes of getting rich as a bracero. Misfortune and fate, however, stalks his every footstep, in the guise of El Diablo and La Calavera. Tricked and betrayed at every turn, Jesus Pelado becomes a pathetic comic figure in the hands of the growers, contractors, bar owners, and social workers, and ultimately, the undertaker
 
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