Early Independence-Era Drama in Verse

Mariano González de Avila y Uribe.
Poema cómica-historial. El indio más venturoso y milagro de milagros. La aparición de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.
Mexico: Imprenta de ciudadano Alejandro Valdés, 1828. 

A drama in verse based on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Mexican Indian Juan Diego, Mariano González de Avila y Uribe’s Poema cómica-historial includes dialogue spoken by the Virgin Mary, Juan Diego, Fr. Juan de Zumárraga, Fr. Toribio de Motolinía, a page, angels, and other characters. This early independence-era printing of the play includes six unsigned woodcuts which highlight key moments in the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe’s first appearances and recognition in Mexico.

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The Virgin of Guadalupe
Early Independence-Era Drama in Verse