Inside the programme

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The Heresy of Love programme includes the following articles, written by experts in their field:

Conquest and Conversion
Catherine Boyle analyses how the collision between old Mexico and new Spain affected Sor Juana and her world.

She delves into a time and place in which the diversity of culture, language and belief were overshadowed by attempts to create a unified society.

Illustrated Timeline
From the publication of Cervantes' Don Quixote in 1605, to the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts, we map the life times of Sor Juana against what was happening in the world around her.

Gods, Demons and Women
Linda Woodhead considers whether the church really is the demon at the heart of The Heresy of Love, and discusses the complicated role religion played, both in Sor Juana's life and in 17th century Mexican society.

Other features in The Heresy of Love programme include:

  • Welcome from Artistic Director Michael Boyd
  • All you need to know about the cast and creative team
  • What's On at the RSC

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