Beautiful Senoritas Criticism

Dolores Prida
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A playwright's first staged effort, such as Beautiful Señoritas in the case of Prida, is lucky to receive any attention at all from critics. Yet as Prida herself has said in “The Show Does Go On,” in Breaking Boundaries, “the play was exceptionally well received—it went on to have many productions throughout the country, including a special performance at the National Organization for Women's national convention in San Antonio, Texas, in 1980.” Prida's unusual good fortune is largely owing to her skill and originality as a dramatist and partly owing to the content of Beautiful Señoritas. Its feminist and Latino themes were perfectly attuned to a time when women and minorities were asserting themselves as voices needing to be acknowledged and heard in American culture and politics. That Prida's play was staged at the National Organization for Women's convention in San Antonio attests to...

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