Anna in the Tropics
A native Cuban actor speaks the place and people names, and other Spanish terms, from Anna in the Tropics, by Nilo Cruz. 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.
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
Cuello de Jaco
Espuela de Oro
Falcon de Acero
Juan Julian Rios
Pinar del Rio
Regalia de Salon
senoras y senores
If you desire more instruction on Anna in the Tropics, see IDEA Founder and Director Paul Meier’s play/musical coaching instruction page on his website.