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Words of the True Peoples/Palabras de los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers/Antología de Escritores Actuales en Lenguas Indígenas de México

Volume Three/Tomo Tres: Theater/Teatro

Edited by Carlos Montemayor and Donald Frischmann

Publication Year: 2007

The third and final book in a major three-volume trilingual anthology of Mexican indigenous writing.

Published by: University of Texas Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. vii-

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pp. ix-

We wish to offer our thanks to the following institutions and individualswhose valuable support has made this project possible: The Texas Christian University Research and Creative Activities Fund, Department... Deseamos agradecer el apoyo invaluable de las siguientes instituciones y personas que hicieron posible la realización de este proyecto: The Texas Christian...


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Regarding the Indigenous Languagesand Alphabets in This Volume

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pp. xi-

At the end of the twentieth century the Mayan language, more properly known as Yucatec Mayan, was Mexico’s second Indigenous language in number of speakers: approximately 1.5... La lengua maya, o mejor, el maya yucateco, era a finales del siglo XX la segunda lengua indígena con más hablantes en México: cerca de millón y medio de individuos asentados primordialmente en la Península de Yucatán en los estados de Campeche...

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Theater, Which Once Was Dance

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pp. 1-9

In contrast to the earlier two volumes, where I took part in the writing, correction, or revision of many of the translations, in this volume we present only the Spanish versions translated by the authors themselves. For this reason, the endnotes tend to point...

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El teatro, que alguna vez fue danza

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pp. 10-18

A diferencia de los dos anteriores volúmenes, donde he intervenido en la elaboración, corrección o revisión de gran parte de las traducciones, ahora presentamos sólo las versiones íntegras en lengua española que los propios autores han realizado de...

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A Question of Balance

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pp. 19-47

Our light cotton clothing flapped in the wind as we traversed the lush near-darkness at a steady speed. The two flatbed trucks that transported some twenty Mayan actors and myself on that evening of June 19, 1991, traveled a familiar two-lane blacktop...

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Buscando el equilibrio

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pp. 48-77

Nuestra ligera ropa de algodón vibraba en el aire cálido mientras atravesábamos aquel exuberante atardecer yucateco a una velocidad constante. Ambos camiones de redilas que transportaban a una veintena de actores mayas y a mí aquella noche del 19 de junio de 1991 viajaba por un familiar listón de...

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Feliciano Sánchez Chan

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pp. 78-97

Feliciano Sánchez Chan was born in Xaya, Tekax, Yucatán, on January 24, 1960. He worked as a cultural promoter in his native state for theNational PopularCultureDirectorate from1981 to 1996. In 1993 hewas awarded the Itzamná Prize forMayan-language literature by theYucatán State Cultural Institute. In 1997 the institute also

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Carlos Armando Dzul Ek

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pp. 98-127

Carlos Armando Dzul Ek was born on July 16, 1947, in Oxkutzcab, Yucatán. He received his degree as a primary school teacher in 1969 and later as a middle-school teacher with a major in history. He was instrumental in founding the Doroteo Arango...

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Sna Jtzibajom

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pp. 128-151

Sna Jtz’ibajom (The House of theWriter) is an association of award-winning Tzotzil and Tzeltal actors and writers from severalmunicipalities in the ChiapasHighlands. They work in puppet and actors’ theater; publish books; and produce radio programs, theater on video...

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Petrona de la Cruz

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pp. 152-199

Petrona de la Cruz was born in the center of Zinacantán, Chiapas, on September 23, 1965. She completed her primary and middle-school studies in Zinacantán and the first two semesters of senior high school in San Cristóbal de las Casas. From 1989 to 1992 she studied...

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Isabel Juárez Espinosa

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pp. 200-229

Isabel Juárez Espinosa was born in Aguacatenango, Chiapas, on November 19, 1958. Her stories and dramatic works have taken her to Canada, Australia, and Brazil to participate in international dramatists’ gatherings. She was awarded first prize in the Nature Conservation contest in Chiapas native languages...

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Ildefonso Maya

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pp. 230-282

Ildefonso Maya was born in Chahuatlán, Llamatlán, Veracruz, on January 16, 1936.He has taught at several institutes and technical secondary schools in the states of Tlaxcala, Guanajuato,Veracruz, andHidalgo, including theHuejutla Diocesan Seminary. He is...

English Glossary

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pp. 283-286

Glosario español

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pp. 287-289

Sources of the Plays/Fuentes de las obras de teatro

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pp. 290-

E-ISBN-13: 9780292737679
E-ISBN-10: 029273767X
Print-ISBN-13: 9780292709560
Print-ISBN-10: 0292709560

Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 6 b&w illus.
Publication Year: 2007

Series Title: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture