A comedy of family intrigue, Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío was the first scripted play to be performed in the West. This ebook edition makes the play available for the first time in two centuries and contains an in-depth study of the play’s history, its author and the political and social environment in Alta California when it was written in 1789.
By Fermín de Reygadas
Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Pedro García-Caro
Publication Date: April 30, 2015
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PEDRO GARCÍA-CARO is the Director of Latin American Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. His publications include Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío, de Fermín de Reygadas. Edición crítica, introducción y notas and After the Nation: Postnational Satire in the Works of Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon. His work engages with nationalism, postmodernity, postcolonial studies, environmental studies, US Hispanic literatures, Mexican literature, border literature, comparative American studies, transatlantic studies, satire, drama, and translation.