The Amen Corner
. New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1968.
The Amen Corner
is a play particularly well suited for study by adolescent males. The play explores conflicts of the father, son and the mother, son relationships.
Life of the Drama
. New York: Antheneum, 1983.
A complete critical analysis of the structure of the genre of the play and its elements written from an academic approach. This book provides detailed explanations of plot and character as well as the types of drama.
Emerson, Robert and June Grumbach, ed.
. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1976.
A must for drama teachers. This collection of monologues contains 50 speeches from contemporary theater. Some of the speeches contain explicit language and must be edited for classroom use. Monologues from this collection used in the unit are:
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
by Lorraine Hansberry and
I Never Sang for My Father
, by Robert Anderson.
Modern Latin American Literature
. London: Oxford University Press, 1973.
A critical analysis of the works of the major Latin American writers of this century. This book explores the genres of poetry, the story and the novel as found in Latin American literature.
Holt, M.P. and G.W. Woodyard, ed.
Latin America Drama Contemporary
. New York: PAJ Publications, 1986.
This publication contains the works of four well-known Latin American playwrights, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Antonio Skarmeta, and Manuel Puig. The monologue given by the character Dolores in
Orchids in the Moonlight
by Carlos Fuentes is used in this unit. I have edited this monologue for classroom use because it contains suggestive and explicit language. A copy of the edited version is on file with the unit at the Yale-New Haven Teacher’s Institute.
Howes, Barbara, ed.
The Eye of the Heart
. New York: Bobs-Merrill, 1973.
A collection of Latin American short stories which features the work of the prominent Latin American writers of this century. “Macario” by Juan Rulfo, and “In the Beginning” by Humberto Constantini, are two stories used in the unit from this collection.