Women Playwrights of Diversity: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

By Jane T. Peterson; Suzanne Bennett | Go to book overview
Save to active project

LYNNE ALVAREZ

( 1947- )


BIOGRAPHY

Lynne Alvarez was born in Portland, Oregon, but was raised in Michigan from the time she was about five years old. After graduating from high school in Detroit, Alvarez attended the University of Michigan where she majored in Italian, Romance languages, and history. She graduated at the age of nineteen and went to Mexico where, from 1966 to 1973, she served as a newspaper reporter in Veracruz and also taught journalism and English at the university. She met her husband in Mexico.

Her experience during that very tumultuous time in Mexico politicized Alvarez. When the couple returned to the United States, she joined the Urban Coalition in Detroit and later the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund in New York.

Alvarez, who had written poetry since her childhood, moved to New York and decided to write full-time. In 1978 the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre invited her to join a playwriting workshop under the direction of Fred Hudson. During her two years in the workshop, she wrote three plays. It was through her plays that Alvarez explored her own Hispanic background. Although her parents were Argentinean, the family had suppressed their Latino background while living in the very Anglo areas of Michigan. Lynne's experience with the Hispanic culture came primarily from her residence in Mexico.

Lynne Alvarez is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Dreaming Man ( 1984) and Living with Numbers ( 1987). She lives in Cooperstown, New York, where she writes poetry and drama and translates plays by Arrabal and Tirso de Molina.

-45-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Women Playwrights of Diversity: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 402

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?