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A Shared Truth: The Theater of Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol
by Julie Ann Ward
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-8229-6588-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-8687-4

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Lizards Lounging in the Sun) is a Mexican theater company that performs what is known as theater of the real. By taking reality as its subject, this genre claims a special relationship to reality, truth, and authenticity. In A Shared Truth, Julie Ann Ward traces the development of this contemporary and cutting-edge collective’s unique aesthetic. Based on performances, play texts, videos, and interviews, this in-depth look at a single theatrical troupe argues that the company’s work represents a larger trend in which Latin American theater positions itself as a source of and repository for truth in the face of unreliable official narratives. A Shared Truth critically examines the work of an influential company whose collaborative methods and engagement with the real challenge the bounds of theater.
 

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