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La Llorona - Short Play, Drama

La Llorona

Jules Tasca

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Short Play, Drama

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780874405972

Ghost story that tells of a Spanish nobleman who loves, and has children by, a foreigner. Cultural customs will not permit him to marry her without banishment, so he marries another. Desperate and thinking that the nobleman would marry her if they had not had children, she drowns them...

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$8.95
: Spirit of Hispania

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Short Play

Drama

Ghost story that tells of one Spanish nobleman who loves, and has children by, a foreigner. Cultural customs will not permit him to marry her without banishment, so he marries another. Desperate and thinking that the nobleman would marry her if they had not had children, she drowns them. He rebukes her, sending her into madness and finally to her death, where she relentlessly haunts him. Her brother attempts to revenge her death by challenging the skilled swordsman to a duel, with a tragic end. One of five short plays that explore Latin American mythology for all ages and races in Spirit of Hispania.
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5m, 3f

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Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well as abroad in England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, South ... view full profile

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