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The Resource The defeat of Grandfather Devil : from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, translated & adapted by Josefina Niggli ; with illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez ; edited, & with an afterword, by William M. Fisher

The defeat of Grandfather Devil : from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, translated & adapted by Josefina Niggli ; with illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez ; edited, & with an afterword, by William M. Fisher

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The defeat of Grandfather Devil : from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
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The defeat of Grandfather Devil
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from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico
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translated & adapted by Josefina Niggli ; with illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez ; edited, & with an afterword, by William M. Fisher
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"Niggli was born in Monterrey and raised in Northern Mexico, save for periods she spent in Texas to escape the Mexican Revolution. She moved to the United States for good in 1925, taking high school and college degrees in San Antonio. In 1935 she joined the Carolina Playmakers and soon gained fame as a playwright and novelist who presented a realistic, nuanced and sympathetic view of life in Mexico. Her major books are Mexican Folk Plays (1938), Mexican Village (1945), Step Down, Elder Brother (1947), and A Miracle for Mexico (1964). At her death in 1983, Niggli left a number of works unpublished. The Defeat of Grandfather Devil is the most charming to come to light so far and belongs among the best of her one-act plays. The play is based on Los Pastores, which has been performed at Christmastime for centuries in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It follows the travails of a hermit and group of herders as they learn of the birth of the Holy Infant and travel to Bethlehem, all the while harried by the scheming Grandfather Devil. Niggli's adaptation bears the hallmarks of her best playwriting, especially the humorous banter between the sexes. San Antonio attorney and book collector William M. Fisher contributes a detailed afterword that provides an overview of Niggli's life and work, background on the pastorela tradition, and an analysis of how Niggli adapted a specific version of Los Pastores into The Defeat of Grandfather Devil."--Publisher's website
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Pastores (Play)
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1910-1983
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Niggli, Josephina
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dramas
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1972-
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  • Fisher, William M
  • Rodríguez, Artemio
  • Graf, Jace
  • Hutchinson, Bradley
  • Book Club of Texas
  • Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH
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  • Christmas plays, Spanish
  • Folk drama, Mexican
  • Fine books
  • Pastoral drama, Spanish
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The defeat of Grandfather Devil : from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, translated & adapted by Josefina Niggli ; with illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez ; edited, & with an afterword, by William M. Fisher
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"350 copies ... were printed in the Fall of 2010. 125 copies were case-bound by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas, with the balance issued in paper wrappers and unbound sheets. The typeface is Espinosa Nova with Espinosa Nova Rotunda, designed by Cristóbal Henestrosa and based on the types of Antonio de Espinosa, a printer active in Mexico City between 1551 and 1576. The paper is Hahnemühle Biblio. Designed and printed by Bradley Hutchinson at his letterpress printing office and type foundry in Austin, Texas."--Colophon
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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694762332
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18 x 22 cm
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40 unnumbered pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)694762332
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The defeat of Grandfather Devil : from the twelfth-century Spanish shepherds' play as performed yearly at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, translated & adapted by Josefina Niggli ; with illustrations by Artemio Rodriguez ; edited, & with an afterword, by William M. Fisher
Publication
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"350 copies ... were printed in the Fall of 2010. 125 copies were case-bound by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas, with the balance issued in paper wrappers and unbound sheets. The typeface is Espinosa Nova with Espinosa Nova Rotunda, designed by Cristóbal Henestrosa and based on the types of Antonio de Espinosa, a printer active in Mexico City between 1551 and 1576. The paper is Hahnemühle Biblio. Designed and printed by Bradley Hutchinson at his letterpress printing office and type foundry in Austin, Texas."--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
694762332
Dimensions
18 x 22 cm
Extent
40 unnumbered pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)694762332

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