Anna in the Tropics

A native Cuban actor, speaks the place and people names, and other Spanish terms, from the play. For instruction in the general Spanish accent of English (Castilian and Colonial), see Paul Meier’s Website.


A PDF containing phonetic transcriptions of sample one can be viewed here.

Part 2.

An ex-patriot Cuban, a south Florida politician, speaks the place and people names, and other Spanish terms, from the play. She also appears as Cuba 3.

This winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama is set in Tampa, Florida in 1929. The eight characters are all Cuban or Cuban-American. The following is a list, of the Spanish names and terms spoken by the characters during the action of the play.  Paul Meier, IDEA’s founder and director, recorded the sound file, voiced by Natacha Seijas, a Miami/Dade County commissioner, and an ex-patriot Cuban. She is also indexed in the archive as Cuba 3.

On the recording, Senora Seijas speaks the following names and terms, and also described her visit to a production of the play in Florida. The recording is the second of two devoted to the play. Running time: 04:24

Adios
Argentina
Ave Maria
Bravo
Cacique
Camacho
Caprichos
Carmela
Cheche
Colabrava
Conchas Finas
Conchita
Coquetas
Crestafuerte
Cuba
Cuello de Jaco
Diamante Negro
Don Quixote
Dona Ofelia
Eliades
Entreactos
Espuela de Oro
Falcon de Acero
Granada
Guanabacoa
guayabera
Havana
hombre
Jose Marti
Juan Julian Rios
Leonardo
Magnifico
Manola
Marela
Ofelia Alcalar
oidores
Palomo
Panama
Pascual Torino
Peppino Mellini
Perfecto
Picarubio
Pinar del Rio
purissima
Regalia de Salon
Rosario
Saint Candelaria
Salazar
Salud
Santiago
senoras y senores
Spain
Taino Indians
Tampa
Teodoro
Unaroja
Valentino
Vuelta Abajo