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FULL Don Gil de Alcalá (Penella Moreno) Oviedo 1989 González Muñiz Fiorenza

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The play, inspired by Leandro Fernández de Moratín’s play The Yes of the Girls , takes place in Veracruz ( New Spain ) at the end of the 18th century. Niña Estrella, a mestizo orphan raised by the governor, will leave school that day because she must marry Don Diego, an old nobleman. However, Niña Estrella is in love with Don Gil de Alcalá, a young and handsome soldier. On the way, the governor and Don Diego are ambushed by a group of bandits, but Don Gil and his sergeant Carrasquilla come to their aid and rescue. The grateful governor promises the soldier a substantial reward. Later, Don Gil confesses to Niña Estrella that he devised the ambush so that they could be together. The governor discovers rumors of Estrella’s devotion to Don Gil. And Don Diego leads the group of bandits who identify Don Gil as the man who paid them to kidnap the governor’s group. The Viceroy sentences him to go to the border to fight against the dangerous Zacatecas Indians who have rebelled, which is almost certain death. Don Gil confesses his crime, pointing out that he acted out of his foolish love. Chamaco hears that the governor confesses to having an illegitimate son with a Madrid washerwoman, and then he plans to have Don Gil pose as the governor’s illegitimate son. Don Gil and Carrasquilla are going to say goodbye. In the course of his effusive apology, Don Gil manages to talk about some emotional details of his childhood on the Manzanares River in Madrid , which miraculously coincides with what the governor told the father confessor about his illegitimate son. Very moved, the governor lifts the punishment of the young soldier and embraces his lost son. He offers Estrella’s hand to his new son. They end up together.


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