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In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual booklets to writing and performing plays that have earned them national and international renown.

Anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin has been a part of the group since its beginnings, and he offers a unique perspective on its development as a Mayan cultural force. The Monkey Business Theatre, or Teatro Lo'il Maxil, as this branch of Sna Jtz'ibajom calls itself, has presented plays in virtually every corner of the state of Chiapas, as well as in Mexico City, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, and in many museums and universities in the United States. It has presented to the world, for the first time in drama, a view of the culture of the Mayas of Chiapas.

In this work, Laughlin presents a translation of twelve of the plays created by Sna Jtz'ibajom, along with an introduction for each. Half of the plays are based on myths and half on the social, political, and economic problems that have confronted--and continue to confront--the Mayas of Chiapas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292717596
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Author:
Jtz'ibajom, Sna
Author:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Author:
Sna, Jtz'ibajom
Author:
Robert, M. Laughlin
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Puppet theater
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Tzotzil drama
Subject:
Tzeltal drama
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
315
Dimensions:
9.09x6.26x1.16 in. 1.55 lbs.

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