Primero Sueno by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Performance by Jesusa Rodriguez

Primero Sueno by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Performance by Jesusa Rodriguez

Visions and Voices
  • Date:
    Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Time:
    7:00 PM
  • Venue:
    University Park Campus
  • Cost:
    Admission is free.

Summary:

Jesusa Rodríguez, one of the most acclaimed theatre artists in Mexico, will perform Primero Sueño, based on the beautiful and intricate seventeenth-century poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that marked the beginning of the modern literary quest for knowledge and enlightenment.

Description:

Performed by Jesusa Rodríguez
Catalina Pereda, Soprano

Jesusa Rodríguez is a prominent theatre director, actress, playwright and activist from Mexico who has performed throughout Latin America, Canada, the United States and Europe. She has earned numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an OBIE Award. Rodríguez will perform Primero Sueño, based on the beautiful and intricate seventeenth-century poem that marked the beginning of the modern literary quest for knowledge and enlightenment. The poem was written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Mexican nun who became one of the most important writers of the Spanish Golden Age. One of the first women in history to pen a defense of women’s rational capacities and their right to education, Sor Juana made the search for knowledge and truth her reason for being.

Organized by María-Elena Martínez (History) and Carol Wise (International Relations).