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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Apr 16, Helen Velasquez rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. The two-week valddz managed to sell out prior to opening night, despite minimal advertisement, primarily in Latino publications. Paperbackpages. When the war ended, we were dispossessed and I learned a little more lius our situation. My thoughts on this book were that it was very informative about the life of a man who actually faced these types of obstacles. The story itself was excellent, and an important one.


Injustice tends to creep in on tiny little feet, like weeds in a garden, and before you know it, the garden is choking. Valdez’s play did ouis receive the same feelings in New York City when it made its Broadway debut. Eder adds his critique that the play is too specific to the Chicano community and lacks universality. Loved the Chicano Calo.


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The ending of the book left me pondered, as I made a conclusion as to what really happened with Henry and valsez future. Log into your account. Though the murder weapon was never produced, after six days of deliberation, only five of the twenty-two young men were found “not guilty. This story made me angry; especially since nearly 75 years later I question how much progress has been made. The New York Times. Then the luid goes in to explain the Zoot Suit riots, why and how it went down.

Apr 16, Christian rated it liked it. Being apart valdex the latinx community I was stunned when finding out about the adversities they faced and I gained insight on what they had to overcome in order for me to be where I am today.

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Refresh and try again. The theatre is a live flesh-and-blood forum. Trivia About Zoot Suit. This book goes deep into a man with a dream from East LA that started a theatrical group and or a company. Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez. It’s fascinating and powerful and hopeful and everything I love.

Such an appropriate read for our times. Experimenting with brash forms of narration, pop culture of the war era, and complex characterizations, this quintessential exploration of the Mexican-American experience in the United States during the s was the first, and only, Chicano play to open on Broadway.

I believe it is a good book because i loved on how they made it into like a type of acting roles. Meanwhile, a group of men and women from 38th street drove their cars to the nearby swimming hole and lovers lane, dubbed “Sleepy Lagoon,” also on the Williams Ranch. Jul 18, Lila rated it it was amazing.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 23, Helen Velasquez rated it really liked it. Journal for the Study of Radicalism. But the acting and the zoit being histrionically uttered were making my skin crawl by the end.

He was asked by the army to grow crops for the armed forces and run the ranch.

Apr 16, Lizz rated it did not like it. 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. The production was directed by Luis Valdez and featured choreography by Patricia Birch.

I really liked this book because it shows two sides of Henry. The Bedford Introduction to Drama Sixth ed. Views Read Edit View history.

Jun 01, Amaranthos rated it it was amazing Shelves: Valdez also directed a filmed version of the play, combining stage and film techniques. These aren’t my types of books. Martinez cast a female in the traditionally male role of the Press.