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The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: New Visions of Tragedy in 21st-Century America

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Duration: 0:55:35 | Added: 15 Dec 2021
Rosa Andújar delivers a talk on the work of the award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro

Streamed live on the APGRD YouTube channel on Monday 18 January 2021, Dr Rosa Andújar (KCL) talked about the award-winning Chicanx adaptations of Greek tragedy by writer, theatre director, social activist, and MacArthur Fellow, Luis Alfaro. Alfaro's Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey and Mojada transplant themes of Electra, Oedipus the King, and Medea into 21st-century Los Angeles, giving voice to the concerns of the Chicanx and wider Latinx communities. The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad; Oedipus El Rey; Mojada, edited by Rosa Andújar, was published by Bloomsbury in 2020. The lecture was followed by a live Q&A with the online audience, with questions submitted via YouTube chat and email.

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