The Teeth [Los dientes]
Berman, Sabina (aka Sabina Berman Goldberg, Mexican playwright, film director, August 21, 1955-____), “The Teeth [Los dientes],”
a __-minute comedy playlet in English translated by Adam Versenyi (American translator from Spanish into English, theatre historian, 1957-____) from Berman’s Spanish-language original,
© 2003 by Adam Versenyi; • in The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy, translated by Adam Versenyi, with an essay by Jacqueline E. Bixler (Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003), ISBN 0809324571, ISBN 080932458X, LCCN 2002018759, 168 pp., containing “The Agony of Esctasy,” “Yankee,” “Puzzle,” “Heresy”; • rights available from Adam Versenyi, Department of Dramatic Art, CB#3230, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3230, U.S.A., telephone (home) 919-968-3493, (work) 919-962-2496, (fax) 919-962-4069, e-mail email@example.com. • Cited by Adam Versenyi via e-mail July 16, 1995; Versenyi says,
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“The Agony of Ecstasy consists of four playlets, ‘The Moustache,’ ‘The Little House,’ ‘The Pistol,’ and ‘The Teeth,’ each of which deals with questions of gender and identity. These plays could be performed individually or as a group and have been extremely successful throughout México and Latin America.” • “Sabina Berman is Mexico’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed female playwright. She has won the Mexican National Theatre Prize an unprecedented four times and has written film scripts, poetry, prose, and journalism in addition to her work for the stage. Her collection of interviews with Mexican women in positions of power, Mujeres y poder, won the 2000 National Journalism Award. • Adam Versényi is an associate professor of dramaturgy at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and the dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company. His translations of plays by Agustin Cuzzani, Griselda Gambaro, and Sabina Berman have appeared in Modern International Drama, Performing Arts Journal, and Women and Performance. He is the author of Theatre in Latin America: Religion, Politics, and Culture from Cortes to the 1980s.” — The Theatre of Sabina Berman | Berman, http://www.siu.edu/~siupress/titles/f02_titles/berman_theatre.htm, accessed May 28 2003. • Research could include Adam Versenyi’s Theatre in Latin America: Religion, Politics, and Culture from Cortes to the 1980s (Cambridge [England]; New York, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 1993), ISBN 0521419387. • Also, research could include Adam Versenyi’s El teatro en America Latino, traduccion de Carmen Gonzalez Sanchez y Carlos Martin Ramirez, con la colaboracion de Language Consultancy Systems, S.L., 1st edition (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996), ISBN 0521478502.
Spanish-language original, teeth.