Author : Manuel Puig
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2010-09-01
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307763969

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine prison, two men share a cell: Molina, a gay window dresser who is self-centered, self-denigrating, yet charming as well; and Valentin, an articulate, fiercely dogmatic revolutionary haunted by memories of a woman he left for the cause. Both are gradually transformed by their guarded but growing friendship and by Molina’s obsession with the fantasy and romance of the movies.

Author : Manuel Puig
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release :1994
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0393311481

Compiled together for the first time, here are three plays by Argentine novelist and playwright Manual Puig: the well-known Kiss of the Spider Woman, a sharply provocative tale of love, victimization, and fantasy, and of the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail; Puig's first drama written directly for the stage, Under a Mantle of Stars, a recurring dream that is never ending; and Mystery of the Rose Bouquet, an astute tale of deep compassion and illusion. These eminently readable plays highlight all the gifts that make Puig's fiction so remarkable. This is convincing proof that Manual Puig was one of our most talented writers - no matter what the medium. Puig is the author of seven novels, translated into fourteen languages.

Author : John Kander,Terrence McNally,Fred Ebb
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release :1997
Total pages :85
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780573695490

Characters: 15 male, 3 female Scenery: Interior Winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Br

Author : Daniel Balderston,Francine Masiello
Publisher : Modern Language Assn of Amer
Release :2007
Total pages :169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173030568033

Manuel Puig's 1976 Kiss of the Spider Woman, translated into English in 1979 and adapted as an Academy Award-winning film, expanded the idiom of the novel (mixing cinema, fiction, romance, and song) and challenged the third-person narration that was dominant in Latin American Boom fiction. Students are drawn to the conversational style of the novel and the melodramatic seductions of the tale, but they need guidance to appreciate the novel's richness as a work of literature. This volume of the MLA's Approaches to Teaching series suggests ways instructors can help students grasp the novel's exploration of state and sexual politics and discern the strategies of narration that underlie the conversations between the two main characters. In part 1, "Materials," the editors discuss versions and translations of the novel, provide readings and resources, give an overview of the historical and political background of 1970s Argentina, and outline the author's biography. The thirteen essays in part 2, "Approaches," written by distinguished scholars of Latin American literature, offer close textual analysis, examine the author's use of cinematic references, and present suggestions for teaching Héctor Babenco's film adaptation alongside the written text.

Author : Terrence McNally
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:62917617

Author : John Kander,Fred Ebb
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release :2004
Total pages :104
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016569852

(Vocal Selections). 11 compositions from this musical drama of transformation in a Latin American prison. Includes: Anything for Him * The Day After That * Dear One * Dressing Them Up * I Do Miracles * Kiss of the Spider Woman * The Morphine Tango 1 * Only in the Movies * Over the Wall 2 * She's a Woman * Where You Are.

Author : Suzanne Jill Levine
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release :2001
Total pages :448
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 029917574X

This is the first biography, now available in paperback, of Manuel Puig (1932–1990), Argentinian author of Kiss of the Spider Woman and pioneer of high camp. Suzanne Jill Levine, his principal English translator, draws upon years of friendship as well as copious research and interviews

Author : Leonard Schrader,Hector Babenco
Publisher :
Release :1982
Total pages :216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:17251523

Author : Manuel Puig
Publisher :
Release :2017-08-07
Total pages :278
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9968636282

Two prisoners, Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui, share a cell in a Buenos Aires prison. Molina is in jail for "corruption of a minor," while Valentin is a political prisoner who is part of a revolutionary group. The two men, opposites in every way, form an intimate bond in their cell, and their relationship changes both of them in profound ways.

Author : Terrence McNally
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release :1972
Total pages :76
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0822212412

THE STORY: Constructed as a series of vignettes, skits and brief incidents, the play portrays the life and attitude of one Tommy Flowers--irrepressible cut-up, determined freeloader and disenchanted rebel against society. In the course of his advent