Friday, May 22, 2015




Advertise with us

Goliad State Park hosts 'Los Pastores - A Shepherd's Play'

By - FROM NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 11, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Updated Jan. 10, 2012 at 7:11 p.m.

The Goliad State Park will host Los Pastores - A Shepherd's Play - at 2 p.m. Saturday.  The program will utilize cultural tools such as music, dance, action and costumes to communicate the meanings of the plays to non-Spanish speaking Native Americans.

GOLIAD - Goliad State Park will host "Los Pastores - A Shepherd's Play" at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Franciscan priests created shepherds' plays, which depict the shepherds' journey to see Baby Jesus, in the 16th century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with Meso-American Indians.

Familiar cultural tools such as music, dance, action and costumes were used to communicate the meanings of the plays to non-Spanish speaking American Indians. It is very likely that shepherds' plays were performed at the Spanish colonial site of Mission Espiritu Santo during the 18th century.

SHARE


Comments


Powered By AdvocateDigitalMedia