Short Essay Answer Key
1. Discuss the play "Memories of a Revolution." Who wrote the script? Who wrote the play? In what era does the play take place? Who is the main character?
The first section of "I Carmelita" is a reproduction of the script from Carmelita Tropicana's play. The play, "Memories of a Revolution," was written by Carmelita Tropicana and Uzi Parnes. The play is initially set in the 1940s in Cuba. The main character is a performance artist known as Carmelita Tropicana.
2. Describe the opening of the play and the setting used by the author. Where is the play set? Who is the narrator?
Act I opens with a projector displaying a tourist postcard on a large on-stage screen. It depicts Cuba circa 1940. So that the audience knows the main focus of the play, the word "Havana" is written prominently on the card. Carmelita acts...
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