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I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Chapter Summary & Analysis - Memories of the Revolution Summary

Alina Troyano
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Memories of the Revolution Summary and Analysis

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.

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 enters, holding a rose in her hand. Carmelita talks to the audience in soliloquy in which she tells of her love of and her dreams for her homeland of Cuba. She laments about the damage that the 1955 revolution caused to her beloved country. She comments that her younger brother, Machito, should have been more concerned about the revolution during that time than on American female tourists. As the theater...

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