About these resources

The various supporting resources on this website include the following and may be accessed by clicking on the relevant link in the “Resources” dropdown menu:

  • Two authority files: Playwrights, translators, and adaptors and Printers, publishers, and booksellers. The problem of standardized forms for personal names is a thorny one in suelta studies, and these lists attempt to remedy such complications. They provide the standard form for personal and corporate names adopted in this database. We have relied usually on Library of Congress authorities or, when these are lacking, on those of the Biblioteca Nacional de España or other institutions. The source for the preferred form here is indicated in each record and a link is provided to the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) record for that person or corporate body. Our authority records provide a list of alternate spellings, alternate names, pseudonyms, and initials and also link to sueltas in the database.

[NB: These authority files are currently still under construction; temporarily standing in their  place are static pages with lists of alternate names compiled from indexes in printed catalogs of comedias sueltas in the US.]

  • Three bibliographies: Comprehensive sources of comedias sueltas covers checklists, bibliographies, catalogs, and indexes. Studies related specifically to comedias sueltas covers research relating to specific sueltas or groups of sueltas. Finally, Catalogs of Spanish drama and comedias sueltas collections in North America provide a complete list of printed catalogs.
  • A list of the Institutions that have contributed records to the database, with addresses, contact information, library website URLs and a map.

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