Noticias de María (1986)

Noticias de María (1986) HIDVL

The first theater piece by Teatro La Máscara, 'Noticias de María' is composed of two skits exploring feminine issues from the perspective of education and matrimony. 'María M.' emphasizes the sense of confinement a woman feels in her marriage, where her role as a wife is idealized in order to mask the submissive behavior expected by her husband; Maria M. is driven to madness (we find her in a psychiatric ward) and ultimately to death, rather than to return to her married life. 'Maria Adelia' portrays the adolescent world in a religious school, where young women are taught the cultural expectations of division of roles between men and women in society. Overall, 'Noticias de María' poses a feminist critique to women's passive acceptance of a gendered 'destiny' determined by a 'machista' society.


Additional Info

  • Title: Noticias de María
  • Alternate Title: News from María
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:39:07
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1986
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Lucy Bolaños, María Eugenia González, Luz Marina Gil, Susana Uribe, Pilar Restrepo, María Antonia Fernández.
  • Credits: Teatro La Máscara, producer, props, costumes ; Jacqueline Vidal, director ; Lucy Bolaños, assistant director ; based on 'Nuevas Cartas Portuguesas-Las Tres Marías' by María Isabel Barreno, María Teresa Horta, and María Velho da Costa ; Gonzalo Alonso Vidal, set and lighting design.