Mexican Handwritten Play Manuscript
Los Mártires de Tacubaya (The Martyrs of Tacubaya) was written by poet and playwright Aurelio Luis Gallardo. This historical drama, in five acts, was first premiered at the Teatro Principal de Guadalajara in 1859.
The title refers to the to the military and civilians of the liberal side that were shot as a result of their defeat in the Battle of Tacubaya by the conservative side during the Mexican War of Reform, on April 11, 1859.
Written in nineteenth-century plenitude, it describes the heat of the struggle between liberals and conservatives. The drama handles the topics of romanticism in vogue in those years: patriotism, freedom, death, destiny, struggle, religion, impossible love, honor, hell and glory (El personaje histórico en la dramaturgia de Aurelio Luis Gallardo. María Guadalupe Sánchez Robles. Universidad de Guadalajara, México, 2008).