Synopsis

The Controversy of Valladolid

The Controversy of Valladolid $10.99

Jean-Claude Carrière trans Richard Nelson

Published by Dramatists Play Service

8 Male 1 Female

Imagine a time when the Catholic Church had the right to determine whether or not you were human

In a 16C Spanish monastery, the fate of millions of American natives from an ocean away hangs precariously in the balance

This exciting new masterwork by French playwright and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, brings to light the shocking real-life debates whose outcomes are still felt today

Runs about 60 minutes

REVIEWS

"Jean-Claude Carrière's fierce attack on [the Catholic Church] for its policies on human slavery makes for a refreshing change. Although based on a Spanish papal tribunal of 1550, Carrière's stern historical drama hits a resounding contemporary note with its revelations of how the church agonized over its ultimate conclusion that indigenous American natives were children of God after all-after invading their land, destroying their culture, plundering their natural resources and subjecting thousands of people to servitude, torture and death" ~ Variety

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