English Language and Literature ETDs

Author

Elena Bernal

Publication Date

11-15-1960

Abstract

The Los Pastores, or Shepherd's Play is the traditional Nativity play which is performed yearly during the Christmas season in those areas where the Spanish-speaking folk still hold to the traditional pattern of celebrating the Nochebuena or Christmas Eve. This genre of folk drama extends over a wide area of the American Southwest: in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, and parts of Mexico. Particularly in New Mexico in the more or less isolated but rapidly changing Spanish-speaking communities, the Spanish miracle play has managed to survive as an expression of sincere, religious devotion.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

T.M. Pearce

Second Committee Member

None

Third Committee Member

None

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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