Confesión y autoridad religiosa en el teatro de Carlos Solórzano

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  • Timothy P. Reed

Keywords:

Specific Literature, Mexican literature, Time Period, 1900-1999, Subject Author, Solórzano, Carlos (1922- ), Literary Genre, drama, Literary Theme, (treatment of) religious beliefs, confession, (relationship to) patriarchy, repression, (th

Abstract

Religious dogma and the ritual of confession are analyzed in six plays by Carlos Solórzano: Mea culpa, El sueño del ángel, El zapato, Doña Beatriz (la sinventura), El hechicero, and Las manos de Dios. The treatment of these themes in this theater exemplifies Michel Foucault’s writings on discourse and power as expressed in his 1976 Histoire de la sexualité. The confessional rite is depicted as an instrument of repression used by the church to secure power and to affirm its superior position in the social hierarchy of the Americas. These plays challenge the deceptive practices and the underlying motives of the patriarchal institutions that dominate Latin American society and suppress the individual. (TPR, in Spanish)

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Published

2002-09-01

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