The Dialogical Theatre

Dramatizations of the Conquest of Mexico and the Question of the Other

  • Max Harris

Part of the Studies in Literature and Religion book series (SLR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Question of Drama

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Max Harris
      Pages 20-32
    3. Max Harris
      Pages 33-48
  3. The Drama in Mexico

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Max Harris
      Pages 65-81
    3. Max Harris
      Pages 82-94
    4. Max Harris
      Pages 95-107
    5. Max Harris
      Pages 108-122
  4. The Question of the Other

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Max Harris
      Pages 125-141
    3. Max Harris
      Pages 142-156
    4. Max Harris
      Pages 157-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-207

About this book


In this adventurous and wide-ranging book, Harris weaves an intriguing tale of Franciscan Missionary theatre in early colonial Mexico and Indigenous dramatizations of the theme of conquest in modern Mexico. He offers fresh readings of representations of the conquest of Mexico by Dryden and Artaud and engages in a lively dialogue with Bakhtin's insistence that drama is a monological genre. Combining careful scholarship and an entertaining style, he develops his study of the theatre into a thoughtful and original meditation on the ethics of cross-cultural encounter.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Max Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for the Study of Mind and Human InteractionUniversity of VirginiaUSA

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