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.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Bernal, Elena. "The Las Palomas Manuscript of Los Pastores." (1960). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/98