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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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Apr 16, Helen Velasquez rated it really liked it. I thought that the book was amazing it really captured the character of the Zoot Suiters in the ‘s and the war at home with them.

Zoot Suit is a film adaptation of the Broadway play Zoot Suit. George Shibley later joined as an attorney on the case, winning favor from the defendants and their families for his attempts to communicate in Spanish. Valdezz 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.

The ending of syit book left me pondered, as I made a conclusion as to what really happened with Henry and his future. The group from Downey Gang were kicked out of the party after demanding more beer. 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.



Retrieved from ” https: Zoot Suit Broadway Playbill. Like the play, the film features music from Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrerothe “father of Chicano music.

It was a dream come siut the first time. Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrero. Every generation has the duty and responsibility to address the injustices in their own backyard.

Mar 07, Leah Francis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 16, Sebastian rated it it was amazing. As in the play, Edward James Olmos portrays El Pachuco, an idealized Zoot Suiter, who functions as narrator throughout the story and serves suiit Henry’s conscience. The three drove off. Kerr also complains of the lack of emotional connection between David Valdez and Miss Hensel, who play Henry and Alice, respectively.

I could do without the sexism, and I am really tired of saying “it was the times”, especially since that really is not an excuse. This is a story about the problems facing Chicanos in California during World War 2.

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

Jun 01, Amaranthos rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 luls San Quentin prison. In casting the revival, Martinez cast across the Claremont University Consortium in search of Latino students.

This book was pretty good because it showed a lot of feelings and what was great about it it didn’t leave any parts out about the film it should race fighting with other race not following the law hanging around is crew getting into fight lying to the police and getting into fights with polices or just not caring about anything. Trivia About Zoot Suit. While Valdez’s play follows the facts of the case faithfully, “Zoot Suit” isn’t just the story of racial discrimination and injustice. Also with them was friend Bobby Telles.


You respond with the audience to tragedy or comedy. Debuting inZoot Suit was the first Chicano play on Broadway. Views Read Edit View history. He was rushed to a hospital where he died and hour and a half after admission, with a concussion and two stab wounds.

Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez

This bilingual edition combines the original English-language version with the first-ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled vqldez in our nation’s history. Log into your account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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