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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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Zoot Suit presents a look at a little known slice of L. May 18, Angelica Macandili rated it liked it Luuis This is an incredibly powerful and moving story that sheds light on racial injustice and discrimination against Chicanos in the United States in the duit.

My whole life, my experience has been politicized by the culture around me. Most of the classics you end up reading as an English major use French, Latin or Euit, 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 f This is a story about the problems facing Chicanos in California during World War 2. It was an interesting book because it gave me ideas on how critical was life like for the immigrants back then.

It shows the cultural collision he faces during this time and how this creates conflict in his life. This book was a great depiction on what had happened on the night of Sleepy Lagoon. However many may not agree with the idea I have but the could of better in many parts because in parts of the book it wasn’t very specific.


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Zoot Suit Theatrical release poster. Another thing is the way that the government saw the young Mexican-American people and how bad these group of Zoot Suiters were being treated.

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

This book va,dez deep into a man with a dream from East LA that started a theatrical group and or a company. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Twenty-two men were placed on trial as a group, under the defense of seven attorneys in the People v. And it’s true, well, mostly. Sponsored Center Theatre Group.


Apr 16, Kate rated it it was amazing. It’s pretty interested if you’re into Chicano history. Paperbackpages. B; A sound recording of a theater production. Views Read Edit View history.

There are passages in “Spanish” in the English version of the play. Kerr also complains of the lack of emotional connection between David Valdez and Miss Hensel, who play Henry and Alice, respectively.

Jul 18, Lila rated it it was amazing. Approximately ninety-four civilians and eighteen servicemen were treated for serious injuries, with all of the ninety four arrested, but only two of the servicemen. The two-week run managed to sell out prior to opening night, despite minimal zoof, primarily in Latino publications.

Zoot Suit Creator Luis Valdez Brings a Quintessentially California Play to L.A.

The 38th street group wandered lluis until they heard a commotion from the parked cars, where Leyvas and Baca remained. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 16, Jailine rated it liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 1 Julyat Apr 16, Abdon Martinez rated it it was amazing.


Discriminated against for their zoot suit -wearing Chicano identity, twenty-two members of the 38th Street Gang are placed on trial for the murder, found guilty, and sentenced to life in San Quentin prison. Though the murder weapon was never zuit, after six days of deliberation, only five of the twenty-two young men were found “not guilty. Quotes from Zoot Suit.

Journal for the Study of Radicalism. I would love to see something like this live. The Bedford Introduction to Drama Sixth ed. Luis Valdez’s ‘ Zoot Suit’ gives readers knowledge of life in the s for young Mexican Americans and displays the hardships of their community.

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 immigrant families who struggle with questions of loyalty to heritage, suiy and personal desires. The alumni event featured a reunion of original cast members, as well as members of the film version of Zoot Suit. Eder adds his critique that the play is too specific to the Chicano community and lacks universality.

Preview — Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez.