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Aztec roots on the London stage

The production of “A soldier in every son – The rise of the Aztecs” by the Mexican writer Luis Mario Moncada opens on the 29th June 2012.


The show, produced by a cultural organisation from Mexico, home of the Aztecs, and in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company, will soon open in Stratford-upon-Avon, telling the story of the beginning of the Aztec Empire.

“Un soldado en cada hijo te dio – El origen de los aztecas” (A soldier in every son – The rise of the Aztecs”) is a history play, based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices.  It is the work of Mexican writer Luis Mario Moncada, who aims to depict the nature of the birth of the Aztec empire, using resources from the works of Shakespeare.

This epic political thriller is framed within the context of the 14th century, recounting the story of the war of over 30 years from which the great Aztec Empire rose.

The production, performed by the National Theatre Company of Mexico tells of the passion, power and the intrigue of the characters that were involved, emphasizing the human history of this tumultuous moment in history.

Roxana Silbert, directs the production with over 30 characters involved, performing in over 50 scenes which chart three different Aztec Kingdoms.

The production will take place at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from the 29 June until 28 July.

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