Dramatic and theatrical censorship of sixteenth-century New Spain /
Daniel Breining.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c2002.
xv, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
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Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c2002.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-275) and index.
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Table of Contents
Dedicationp. v
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Theatrical Censorship and Its Early Settings: The Greek Ideal and the Problems with Dramap. 11
Plato's Backgroundp. 12
The Ideal Formp. 14
Formalism and The Republicp. 15
Mimesis, the Fallibility of Imitationp. 19
Platonic Subject Matterp. 22
Education and Moralityp. 23
Educational Catharsisp. 28
Educational Censorshipp. 29
Economic Immoralityp. 32
Corruptive Fallaciousnessp. 33
Inspirationp. 37
Innovationp. 42
Orality versus the Written Textp. 42
Authorial Controlp. 44
The Continuation of Classical Ideals and Anti-theatrical Sentiments in New Spainp. 47
The Control of Theater/Drama as Mandated through New Spain's Official Ecclesiastical Writings, 1524-1585p. 51
The juntas eclesiasticas from 1524 to 1546 and the Tenure of Archbishop Juan de Zumarragap. 56
Spaniard Against Spaniardp. 57
Spanish and Indigenous Interactionsp. 62
The Natives and the Christian Godp. 69
The Three Provincial Councils: The Dictates of Archbishops Alonso de Montufar and Pedro Moya de Contrerasp. 75
The First Mexican Provincial Council of 1555p. 76
The Second Mexican Provincial Council (1565) and the Influence of the Council of Trentp. 77
The Third Mexican Provincial Council (1585) and the Inquisitionp. 80
The Personal Writings of Juan de Zumarragap. 89
Indigenous Influence, Catechistical Purpose, and Hybridization in Didactic Representations and the Early genero chico Dramas of New Spainp. 99
An Historical, Social and Political Frameworkp. 101
The Nahuatl Language and the Pre- and Post-Columbian Worldp. 102
The Purpose and Character of Pre-Columbian Nahuatl Theatrical Representationsp. 107
Pre-Columbian Theaterp. 111
Indigenous Representational Spacesp. 115
Occidental Conversional Theater and Drama in New Spain and its Relationship to Pre-Conquest Representationsp. 124
Spiritual Conquest through Theaterp. 125
The Old and the New World Meet: Hybrid Representation in New Spainp. 131
The First Extant American Drama: Nexcuitilmachiotl motenhua juicio final by Fray Andres de Olmosp. 151
Fray Andres de Olmos, the Manp. 152
The Nexcuitilmachiotl motenhua juicio finalp. 155
The Early Performances and Textsp. 156
A synopsis of El juicio finalp. 158
The Hybridized El juicio final: Mis(Re)interpretationp. 160
Languagep. 164
Dramatic personaep. 167
Staging Techniquesp. 171
Performance Sitesp. 178
Theater and Drama in New Spain: Censorship and Governmental Controls in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Centuryp. 185
Hernan Gonzalez de Eslavap. 186
Juan Perez Ramirezp. 199
The 1574 performance of "Coloquio espiritual y sacramental III" and Desposorio espiritual entre el pastor Pedro y la Iglesia Mexicanap. 203
Cristobal de Llerena and his Entremes (1588)p. 210
Conclusionp. 217
The addenda of Archbishop Juan de Zumarraga to the first and second editions of the Compendio breve que tracta de la manera de como se han de hazer las processiones (1544)p. 223
The Nexcuitilmachiotl motenhua juicio final (1531-33)p. 233
Entremes (1588)p. 245
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 277
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