: Anna in the Tropics (TCG Edition) (): Nilo Cruz: Books. This page guide for “Anna In The Tropics” by Nilo Cruz includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 2 chapters, as well as several more. The Anna in the Tropics Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author by Nilo Cruz.

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I do recommend this play! Jan 06, April Monteith rated it it was ok.

Anna in the Tropics

Nov 09, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: Marela admits to feeling “awful,” albeit more from fear that the spell will not work than from regret for having cast it. Except I’m more like the husband.

They explain everything that you need to know to understand the play, but if you know more than just what they tell you, you will have a deeper understanding of what exactly the relationships of the people are paralleling from Anna Karenina. Juan Julian is well aware of Palomo’s insinuations, and he explains that Anna came to Vronsky because “she thought nllo he could help her.

Also ACT II starts out with an extremely erotic and steamy scene, but as the act progresses, the passion that consumed two of the characters seems to peter out and teh of the eroticism is lost as we focus on less interesting characters.

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Palomo wants to know if her lover reads to her, and Conchita says that he does when she looks sad. In the play, the lector reads Anna Kareninasparking the characters’ lives and relationships to spin out of control. Perhaps the problem lies in the core choice by Cruz to have the heart-wrenching and tragic novel, Anna Kareninaplay against what seem to be ordinary problems of ordinary people.

Ofelia confesses to her daughters that she has taken some of Santiago’s money to pay for the lector’s trip.


Santiago and Ofelia preside over the new cigar brand’s inauguration as workers dressed in their finest clothes arrive at the factory. Nov 28, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: To drive home her point, she cites an episode from Anna Karenina in which Anna’s ttropics becomes suspicious of an affair; Conchita tests Palomo’s ability to comprehend the example.

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Oregon Ballet Theatre topics seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels There’s nothing surprising or endearing or particularly captivating about this play for me.

This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. This play makes me confused. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Marela returns Juan Julian’s copy of Anna Karenina to him when he arrives. Views Read Edit View history. Being very familiar with those factories and the threat of mechanist cigar rolling to the well-being the people familiar with the highly paid work of hand rolling.

Art should be dangerous. Anna in the Tropics portrays the lives of cigar factory workers in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, when a new lector, perhaps the last to ply his trade, is hired. At first Juan Julian believes that she has niilo too much to drink, but then he realizes that Marela is truly happy.

Apr 11, Margaret rated it liked it.

Anna in the Tropics – Nilo Cruz

Ofelia supports the lector’s argument by saying that more advertising will help them sell more cigars. Upon learning that he had won the award, Cruz had this to say quoted in an article in the New Theatre: I’ve read and seen much better plays by Cuban play-wrights, IMO, much more deserving of an award than this one. Different characters take turns forming a triad as the new cigar is passed around and met with enthusiastic praise; that is, until Palomo receives the cigar and hands it directly to Juan Julian.


The men and women are divided in their opinions, but Ofelia, with the support of her two daughters, defends her decision to hire a lector. Because Ofelia once had the opportunity to model for a cigar label but had to settle for a marmalade label instead to avoid causing a scandal for her mother, Ofelia consents to Marela posing for the new Anna Karenina label. Since this is a story of multiple passions gone stale, a fiery despair should be projected by the characters in this award-winning tale set in a Cuban community in Tampa, Florida in We have to learn to see through words and sound, through our hand.

A beautiful script, which I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing staged. Santiago brings some clothes for her to wear, and she leaves to try them on.

Marela is nervous with anticipation at the lector’s arrival, a nervousness that grows with each passing minute. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The play’s most idealized example of a love triangle, and the rhe that re-creates Tolstoy’s example faithfully, both in terms of its ardor and tragic outcome, is the one between Conchita, her husband Palomo, and Juan Julian. Taking place in in a cigar factory, the play tells a poignant story of workers who would listen to a lector read a story as they roll cigars. If she cannot find a canary, then he suggests that she listen to him sing while he’s in the shower.

Remy is a freelance writer in Warrington, Florida. Mar 14, Ziying rated it it was amazing.