I, Too, Speak of the Rose Criticism

Emilio Carballido
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Theater in Latin America is known to be a force for social change and so is often looked at not as entertainment but as a vehicle to make a statement. Carballido's work fits well within this tradition. His work is what can be called socially engaged.

Eugene Skinner in Dramatists in Revolt: The New Latin America Theater commented on I, Too, Speak of the Rose and labeled this work a masterpiece. "It delineates the repressive effects of ideologies and institutions through popular satire and alternating scenes of commentary and representation." For Skinner this play seems a complete work and shows what theater should do. Margaret Sayers Peden in Emilio Carballido agreed with Skinner on the significance of this play. She said it was "the most important one-act play written by Carballido, and one of his best plays of any length."

In the Latin American Theatre Review Sandra Messinger...

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