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Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa

Eduardo Machado

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573660429

"Mr. Machado uses both fast, clever dialogue and small farcical gags to capture the dislocations of this household on the brink of upheaval." - New York Times

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Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

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The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa shows one family's climb to wealth in the Cuba of 1928-31. The play is at once a political drama and social comedy, ranging from melodrama to farce. Questions of power, control and revolution within the family mirror society's wider conflicts. The father is a butcher who rules his wife and four grown children with an iron hand, even as he spends most of his time philandering outside the house. The only daughter, aged 27, is accused of having lost her virginity simply because she may once have kissed the now-deceased man who courted her for seven years. While her three brothers live less-cloistered sex lives, they benefit from a double standard that allows young Cuban men to go whoring to satisfy their '"special needs." This play is a part of Machado's Before and After the Revolution series, a group of four plays about the Cuban Revolution. Other plays in the series are: Once Removed,In the Eye of the Hurricane, and Havana is Waiting
"Mr. Machado uses both fast, clever dialogue and small farcical gags to capture the dislocations of this household on the brink of upheaval." - New York Times
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5m, 4f

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Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was eight. He grew up in Los Angeles. He is the author of over forty plays. They include The Floating Island Plays, Once Removed, Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, A Burning Beach, Havana Is Waiting, and The Cook. They have been produced at many major regional theaters, as well as in Europe and Off-Broadway, including among ... view full profile

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