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Upcoming Plays

The following works will be added to the website as the files are completed.


Nahuatl Plays:


 “Here Begins the Passion that Happened to Our Lord Jesus Christ”

Repository: Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico City (Indiferente Virreinal 6610-040)

Date: 1757

Place of origin: Amacuitlapilco


“Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ”

Repository: The Latin American Library, Tulane University, Fernando Horcasitas papers (photocopy)

Date: 1732

Place of origin: Axochiapan


The Passion plays from Tepalcingo and San Simón Tlatlauhquitepec were published by Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart in Nahuatl Theater Volume 4: Nahua Christianity in Performance (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).  Standardized transcriptions and revised English translations will be prepared for this website after we have posted the three unpublished plays listed above.



Spanish Plays:

The remaining Spanish plays are those from Amecameca and Tenango. The plays are bound into the 1768-1770 Inquisition file (Archivo General de la Nación, (Inquisición Vol. 1072 exp. 10).