Video clip 1 to accompany lecture on
The Poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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Clip taken from the film Yo, la peor de todas, directed by the late Argentine film-maker María Luisa Bemberg in 1990, about the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (based on Octavio Paz's book Sor Juana, o, las trampas de la fe).

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Clip 1 - Meeting with Viceregal Couple

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This clip is from the beginning of the film, in which we see the new Viceroy and Vicereine attending a performance of a play by Sor Juana in the Convent. Sor Juana's reputation has preceded her, and the Viceroy enthusiastically tries to remember a famous poem of hers which gently mocks men for their hypocrisy towards women ("Hombres necios que acusáis a las mujeres sin razón"). Note the archbishop, who is shocked by such frivolity, and declares at the end, "This is not a convent, it's a brothel (lupanar)".
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