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The Dialogical Theatre : Dramatizations of the Conquest of Mexico and the Question of the Other - Max Harris

The Dialogical Theatre

Dramatizations of the Conquest of Mexico and the Question of the Other

By: Max Harris, David Jasper (Preface by)


Published: 8th June 1993
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In this wide-ranging book, the author weaves a tale of the Franciscan missionary theatre in early colonial Mexico and indigenous dramatizations on the theme of conquest in modern Mexico. The book tells the story of a Jewish playwright in 17th-century Spain who dramatized Christian evangelism in the New World, offering fresh readings of representations of the conquest of Mexico by Dryden and Artaud, and engages in a lively dialogue with Bakhtin's insistence that drama is a monological genre. This study of the theatre develops into an original meditation on the ethics of cross-cultural encounter offering a new, dialogical model for human and religious encounter in a pluralistic world. By the author of "Theatre and Incarnation". Max Harris has also published articles on literature and religion in "Bulletin of the Comediantes", "Journal of the American Academy of Religion", "Medium Aevum", "Modern Drama", "Radical History Review" and "Restoration".

General Editor's Preface - Preface - List of Illustrations - PART 1: THE QUESTION OF DRAMA - Dialogical Genres and Cultural Encounters - Aztec Maidens in Satin Gowns - A Marrano in Montezuma's Court - Aspiring Tyrants and Theatrical Defiance - PART 2: THE DRAMA IN MEXICO - Flower Wars and Battle Plays - Hernan Cort s, Sultan of Babylon - Santiago, the Sun King - Hidden Aztecs and Absent Spaniards - PART 3: THE QUESTION OF THE OTHER - Barbarians and Other Neighbours - Performing the Scriptures - Incarnation and Other Dialogues - Index

ISBN: 9780333534502
ISBN-10: 0333534506
Series: Studies in Literature and Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 8th June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1