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Latin American Drama

Latin American Drama

Latin American Drama is a one-of-a-kind database with plays written by Latin American playwrights in the 19th-21st centuries.  Besides serving as a rich resource for literature scholars, the collection also supports the study of American history, ethnic diversity, immigrations issues, and political history.

Although the collection includes materials from the 19th century, the vast majority of works are from the period spanning the  Chicano Renaissance to present day.   

This database includes both well-known and rare works of dozens of playwrights, beginning with the works of Juana Inés de la Cruz from the late 17th century and progressing into the 21st century with works by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda and contemporary playwrights such as Isidora Aguirra and Sara Joffré (among others).

Latin American Drama  is a key component of the Drama Texts Collection :