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Title:The Dramatic Manifestations of The Incas: Origins and Evolution. (Spanish Text) (Peru)
Author(s):Osorio, Betty
Department / Program:Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Discipline:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Latin American
Abstract:This research was divided into two parts. In the first one, the object was to organize the accounts that chroniclers such as Huaman Poma, Cieza de Leon, Titu Cusi and others have reported about the dramatic manifestations that once flourished in the Inca Empire. The result was the division of these dramatic manifestations into two areas: one highly ritualistic and religious, and the other one, less serious and often humoristic. The former included aspects such as the auccay haylli or celebration of victory, the panaca, group in charge of royal funeral rituals, and the magic festival of the situa. The latter was centered around stage dances called taquis and other comic spectacles.
The second part was dedicated to the study of plays which, in different ways, descend from the former dramatic traditions, and which at the same time reflect the tragic impact that the conquest had delivered to the Andean people. Plays such as those belonging to the Indian cycle of the death of Atahuallpa, plus Ollantay, El pobre mas rico, Usca Paucar, El hijo prodigo, and the Oruro's tradition of the devil, act as a mean to keep alive the old beliefs and traditions, and also as a way to preserve the integrity of the Indian nation. Therefore, these plays are deeply related to historic events exemplified by the execution of Atahuallpa and the revolution of Tupac Amaru.
Issue Date:1983
Type:Text
Description:359 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/70966
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8309995
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1983


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