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Ancient Mayan Song-Dance-Drama Man of Rabinal (Rabinal Achi) (15th century)
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Map: Guatemala
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pre-Colombian/pre-Hispanic Mesoamericans Mayan civilization before Spanish invasion of early 16th century (completed in 1523)
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Significance of play’s title Rabinal Achi (Man of Rabinal) Rabinal = indigenous town in Guatemala or , Xajoj Tun (Dance of the Trumpets) When characters aren’t speaking, they are dancing to trumpet music Long wooden trumpets (now use elongated brass bugles) Dialogue shifts marked by trumpets (2) Characters turn away from each other to look at mountains Cawek wails because he is doomed
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Impact of Spanish invasion and colonization Early Christian missionaries Mayan songs became Christian hymns Imported medieval European dramas Foreign concept of writing down a script that had been performed for generations Concept of writing script introduced by European plays Quiché language transcribed into Roman alphabet ( not translated into Spanish)
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Cultural resistance against colonial oppression Spanish banned Rabinal Achi performances 1593-1770 Denigrated Mayan religion Prohibited representations of human sacrifice Keeping memory of Mayan court drama alive through popular performance
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Dramatization of Mayan history / commemorative ritual Rabinal Achi draws from 6 generations of Mayan culture before the Spanish invasion (as early as 4th century) Historical events mostly from reign of King Quicab (late 14th-early 15th century) Most famous of Quiché kings House of Cawek Reigned over Rabinal and other peoples
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Ancient iconography Representations of Mayan royalty and culture Ax and shield Symbols of Mayan royal power in Classic period (4th- 10th centuries)
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display of Mayan lord’s authority
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