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Ignacio Manuel Altamirano

Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Basilio was a Mexican radical liberal writer, journalist and politician. He wrote Clemencia, considered to be the first modern Mexican novel. Altamirano was born in Guerrero, of indigenous Nahua heritage, his father was the mayor of Tixtla, this allowed Ignacio to attend school there. He studied in Toluca thanks to a scholarship, granted him by Ignacio Ramírez, of whom he was a disciple; as a liberal politician, Altamirano opposed Benito Juárez's continuation in office in 1861, allying himself with other liberal foes of Juárez and supporting Jesús González Ortega. With the French invasion of Mexico in 1862, Altamirano understood how dire the situation was for Mexico, since unlike the U. S. invasion, which united Mexicans against the invader, the French were supported by Mexican conservative. His best-known novel is El Zarco, set in Yautepec, Morelos during the Reform War of 1857–1860, it tells the story of an honorable and courageous Indian blacksmith who falls in love with a haughty village girl, only to have her elope with the cold-blooded bandit, "Zarco Blue Eyes."He founded several newspapers and magazines including El Correo de México, El Renacimiento, El Federalista, La Tribuna and La República.

Altamirano was president of the Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística from 1881 to 1889. He was public prosecutor and president of the Supreme Court, as well as senior officer of the Ministry of Public Works and the Economy, he died in San Remo, Italy, in 1893. La literatura nacional Clemencia, Ed. Elibros, ebook. ISBN 9789588732312 Crónicas de la semana La Navidad en ebook, Ed. Elibros ISBN CDLPG00010825 Antonia Beatriz Atenea Cuentos de invierno Rimas El Zarco, Ed. Siglo XXI, México. ISBN 9789682322402 Paisajes y leyendas, tradiciones y costumbres de México Obras Nacci, Chris N. Ignacio Manuel Altamirano. New York: Twayne Publishers 1970. List of people from Morelos, Mexico Auto-translated Bio at mexicodesconocido.com.mx Works by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Ignacio Manuel Altamirano at Internet Archive Works by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano at LibriVox The audiobook Clemencia can be downloaded from Leer Escuchando

Magnolia Stage Award

The Shanghai Magnolia Stage Performance Awards known as the Magnolia Stage Awards, are presented by Shanghai Media Group, Shanghai Theater Arts Journal Publisher, Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Shanghai Performing Company, Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation each year. The awards recognize excellence in dramas, dance and Chinese operas performed in the city of Shanghai, China. Launched in 1989, the Magnolia Stage Awards ceremony has evolved into a major theatrical event in China. For most Chinese opera performers, the Magnolia Stage Award is as much coveted as the Plum Blossom Prize. A few international artists have won the award, including Nonso Anozie, Brad Little, Sakata Tōjūrō IV, Arturo Brachetti. Ping opera: Liu Ping, Zeng Zhaojuan, Liu Xiurong, Wang Ping Yang opera: Xu Xiufang, Wang Lingfen, Li Zhengcheng, Gong Lili Wuju: Lou Qiaozhu, Yang Xiayun, Lou Sheng, Zhu Yuanhao Longjiang opera: Bai Shuxian, Li Ruigang, Li Xuefei Pu opera: Ren Genxin, Wang Qingli, Kong Xiangdong Dian opera: Zhou Weihua, Yang Mao, Feng Yongmei Yong opera: Wang Jinwen, Wo Xinkang Hui opera: Li Longbin, Zhang Min, Teochew opera: Fang Zhanrong, Lin Bifang Jilin opera: Wang Guifen, Ma Shijie Su opera: Wang Fang, Zhang Tangbing Hebei bangzi: Wang Hongling, Wang Yinghui Meihu opera: Xu Aiying, Li Mei Liyuan opera: Zeng Jingping, Gong Wanli Lüju: Gao Jing Qu opera: Mo Qi Tea-picking opera: Liu Xianghe Min opera: Chen Hongxiang Huaihai opera: Wu Ling Sixian opera: Zhang Baoying Qin opera: Bian Xiao Flower-drum opera: Li Junmei Ou opera: Cai Xiaoqiu Zhuang opera: Tang Hongyou