Contemporary Mexican Mystery Play: the Life of Saint Jerome, a Voice in the Wilderness:

Author: Vilalta, Maruxa
Year:2006
Pages:312
ISBN:0-7734-5973-1
978-0-7734-5973-1
Price:249.95
This mystery play by a contemporary Mexican dramatist premiered in 1991. It is based on the life of Saint Jerome (347-419) and the events of his times and his dedication to commenting on and translating the scriptures. The play won three awards: The Mexico Association of Drama Critics Best Play of Creative Research; The Society of Theatre Journalists Dramaturgy Prize; and the Claridades Best Play of the Year for 1991.

Reviews

“ ... A veritable gallery of historical characters that renounces orthodox esthetics and is worthy of monumental fresco files across the stage that marks the fourth dimension of this work, divested of myth and wrapped in the knowledge of human nature ...” – Luis G. Basurto, Theatre Critic

Table of Contents

Preface
Premiere
Foreword
Characters
Setting
Scene I – Scene XVII
Notes
Chronology of Saint Jerome
Concise Bibliography