The Resource Rabinal Achi : a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice, translated and interpreted by Dennis Tedlock

Rabinal Achi : a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice, translated and interpreted by Dennis Tedlock

Label
Rabinal Achi : a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice
Title
Rabinal Achi
Title remainder
a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice
Statement of responsibility
translated and interpreted by Dennis Tedlock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • myn
  • eng
Summary
In the ancient Mayan drama Rabinal Achi, a rebel warrior is captured by the ruler of an enemy city-state and faces his certain death at court. In the dialogue that evolves the warrior dances a dance of death, makes psychic leaps to his homeland and demands a series of requests from his captors to reconcile his death far from his homeland. Tedlock presents the first direct translation from Quiche Maya to English of "Rabinal Achi". The significance of the play is great to scholars and to lay persons as a partial history, by Mayans, of their culture, and as a revelation of the ancient ritual and beliefs toward the nature of sacrifice. It is one of the few surviving pieces of Native American drama from the pre-Columbian period in the form of an intact script
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
897/.423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PM4231.Z95
LC item number
E5 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Rabinal Achi : a Mayan drama of war and sacrifice, translated and interpreted by Dennis Tedlock
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-361)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Rabinal Achi or dance of the trumpets -- Part 2: Mayan history onstage and behind the scenes -- Chapter 1: Kings and captives -- Chapter 2: History as a performing art -- Chapter 3: Under Spanish rule -- Chapter 4: Scripts and voices -- Chapter 5: The play enacted
Control code
ocm62866095
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280481291
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36322647
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62866095
  • ebsco1280481293

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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