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A Contemporary Mexican Mystery Play

The Life of St. Jerome, a Voice in the Wilderness

By (author) Maruxa Vilalta
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773459731
ISBN-13: 9780773459731
Barcode No: 9780773459731
This mystery play by a contemporary Mexican dramatist was 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.

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"... 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"