An Aztec musical

 

Recommended to us recently was 'The Aztec Story', a musical for primary schools telling the story of the Aztecs from their early migration to the coming of the Spanish, written by Ian Rizzotto and Hilary Sheldon in 1992. The play lasts approximately 60 minutes, it's full of catchy tunes, and schools can either perform the music live or use the CD soundtrack as a backing tape. The content is pretty superficial, and there's one bad mistake (Coatlicue is portrayed as Tlaloc, the rain god), but it's lively, entertaining, upbeat, there are lots of practical tips in the Technical Notes, and - as far as we know - damn it, it's unique!

 

Comment from Mexicolore

 

(Footnote: The error found in the original script has now been corrected.)

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