Morton, Carlos

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Prominent Chicano playwright, poet, and journalist. Born in Chicago on October 15, 1947. Son of a U.S. Army sergeant who changed the family name from Pérez to Morton. Received his BA in English from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1975; his MFA in Drama from the University of California San Diego in 1979; and his PhD in Drama from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He has worked with Luis Valdez's Teatro Campesino. He has been the editor of several Latino magazines including La Luz, Nuestro, and Revista Chicano-Riqueña. Since 1990 he has been a theater professor at the University of California, Riverside.

From the description of Carlos Morton papers, 1977-[ongoing]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 47770503

Poet, playwright, novelist, and journalist.

Born Oct. 15, 1947, in Chicago, Ill. Received B.A. from Univ. of Texas, El Paso (1975), M.F.A. from Univ. of California, San Diego (1979), and Ph.D. from Univ. of Texas at Austin (1987). Several of this well-known Mexican American playwright's works have been published, and both his published and unpublished works are frequently produced. Among his best-known plays are The many deaths of Danny Rosales, El jardín, and Johnny Tenorio. Has taught at the university level since 1979.

From the description of Carlos Morton papers, 1975- (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23353329

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creatorOf Morton, Carlos. Carlos Morton papers, 1977-[ongoing]. University of Texas at El Paso
creatorOf Juan Bruce-Novoa Papers BENSON-MS BRUCE-NOVOA. 22946235., 1973- Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Guide to the Ricardo Sánchez Papers, 1941-1995 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Morton, Carlos. Romero de las Américas : (el mártir de El Salvador) / original de Carlos Morton. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Romo, Ricardo. Ricardo Romo papers, 1967- University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Morton, Carlos. Las many muertes de Richard Morales : a tale of Texas / by Carlos Morton. Olson Library, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M. Olson Library
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival records The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Morton, Carlos. Carlos Morton papers, 1975- University of Texas Libraries
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American literature
Forest A. Roberts playwriting award
Mexican Americans
Mexican American theater
Police brutality
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Birth 1947

Spanish; Castilian,




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