INDEX
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Abreu, Alexis, 89–90, 115
acting, 29, 119, 203; technique, 22, 142, 242.
See also improvisation
Afro-Cuban, xxii, 3, 26, 29, 36, 45–46, 65–
66, 79, 127, 172–73, 187, 259–71, 282n8,
314nn5–6. See also culture
agricultural reforms, 15, 54, 58, 63–64, 71
Agüera, Nisia, 211
Amistad del los Pueblos (Friendship
among [Socialist] Nations), 212, 282n14
Anderson, Benedict, 22–23, 252
Años Dorados (Golden Years), 49
Años Gris (Gray Years), 8–9, 49, 75, 212
anthropology, 6, 29–30, 37–39, 130, 221,
245; author’s role in theater groups and,
31–32, 98, 142–43, 156, 209, 233; methods
of, used in theater, 24, 63; of theatre,
142; works of, made into plays, 280n6.
See also ethnography
Arenas, Reinaldo, 75
Arendt, Hannah, 252
artes plásticas (visual arts), 86, 284n11
artist, artists, 4, 8, 60; author as, 28–29;
campesinos and, 5–6, 243–44; collab-
oration and, 30–31
La Asociación Nacional Hermanos Saíz
(National Association of the Saíz
Brothers), 207
audience, audiences, xx, 36, 113, 120, 183,
208; colonial, 45; funding and, 116, 207,
214; international, 187, 260–61; laughter
of, 7, 44, 204, 251; in performances, 24–
25, 27, 30–31, 199–200, 271; rural, 136,
167–71, 189–91, 198; success of perfor-
mance determined by, 7, 105; Teatro
Escambray and, 63–64; Teatro Nuevo
and, 61; urban, 167–71, 242; virgin, 89
authenticity, 2, 6, 139, 195, 212, 231; campe-
sino identity and, 35, 63, 244; national
identity and, 5, 15, 253–54, 259, 261, 272;
race and, 264–65; theater groups and,
89–92, 110, 221
authority, xxi, 242; Cuban national iden-
tity and, 2, 13, 63, 255; during Años Gris
(Grey Years), 9, 49–50; during Batista
regime, 47; in Special Period, 9, 20–21,
34, 76–110; Massification of Culture
campaign and, 188, 209–10; plastic art-
ists and, 284n11; punishment of, 49–50,
69–75; in Revolution, 11–12, 17–19, 56,
58–59, 213–14; state funding of, 27, 101,
111, 116, 118, 260–61; urban artists vs.
rural, 84, 182–83, 186, 190–92, 215–16
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 23, 254
Baratute, Julio, 222, 223–24, 242, 288n3,
288n4
Baratute, Rogelio, 221, 288n3
Barba, Eugenio, 30, 142
Barber, Karen, 112
Barceló, Tomás, 177
Barnet, Miguel, 29, 219, 264, 281n6, 288n1
Barthes, Roland, 276
Batista, Fulgencio, 47, 152, 156, 220, 286n4
Battle of Ideas, 26, 255–56, 288n14, 289n12.
See also Massification of Culture
campaign
Bauman, Richard, 25–26, 49, 112. See also
emergence
Bautista Castillo, Juan (Nego), 107, 120, 271
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