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Heroes and Saints and Other Plays: Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints


Cherríe Moraga

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are: Shadow of a Man, winner of the 1990 Fund for New American Plays Award; Heroes and Saints, winner of the Dramalogue, the PEN West, and the Critics Circle awards, as well as the Will Glickman Prize for Best Play of 1992; and Giving Up the Ghost, first published by West End Press in 1986, and now presented here in its revised stage version.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Nationally recognized as a poet, essayist, and cultural organizer, Cherríe Moraga is coeditor of the feminist multicultural anthology This Bridge Called My Back. American Theatre has described her as a playwright "on the cutting edge . . . carv[ing] out the future of Chicano Theatre."

Nationally recognized as a poet, essayist, and cultural organizer, Cherríe Moraga is coeditor of the feminist multicultural anthology This Bridge Called My Back. American Theatre has described her as a playwright "on the cutting edge . . . carv[ing] out the future of Chicano Theatre."

ACCLAIM

On Shadow of a Man: "[Moraga] crafts a euphonious, musical medium out of the everyday language, the kitchen table talk of her people. . . . She [is] interested in the intricacies of sorrow that shape individuals, and thus a people."

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The Sacramento Bee



"This play has the resonance of a soul on fire, eager to share the flames. [It is] a burning of old ideas, an incineration of outdated attitudes, but most especially a burning of passions."

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The Americas Review



On Heroes and Saints: "Heroes is the sort of unexpected discovery that refreshes . . . a potent script [which] transcends the protest genre [by] penetrating to the heart of the human experience."

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The San Francisco Chronicle



Published By West End Press


6 x 9 in. 149 pages