News & Updates
University of North CarolinaDateFebruary 7, 2021CategoryCollection update
Among academic libraries, the University of North Carolina has the largest holdings of comedias sueltas: more than 2,000 items. UNC’s collection of comedias sueltas was acquired over several decades with the last major addition occurring in 1949. These comedias sueltas are part of a larger grouping of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan drama that includes the … Continue reading University of North Carolina
Search StrategyDateFebruary 6, 2021CategoryBuilding the database
The briefest explanation of how we found comedias sueltas in academic libraries and independent research libraries around the country is that we executed FirstSearch searches in WorldCat. To expand on that a little more fully: Wikipedia defines WorldCat as “a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 17,900 libraries in 123 countries and territories.” We … Continue reading Search Strategy
BibliographyDateFebruary 6, 2021CategoryBibliography update
The aim of the Bibliography within RESOURCES is to include all references pertinent to the larger subject of the website. These comprise the disciplines of literature and history of books and printing as they relate to comedias sueltas. Barbara Fuchs and Rhonda Sharrah of UCLA helped us enormously in gathering and preparing entries.
Cervantes VirtualDateFebruary 6, 2021CategoryBibliography update
The Catalogue of Comedias Sueltas in The New York Public Library, published by Bergman and Szmuk in 1980/81 (listed in Bibliography) has been fully digitized and is available on Cervantes Virtual: Comedias Sueltas in The New York Public Library: Volume 1 Comedias Sueltas in The New York Public Library: Volume 2
A Fascinating Find at Biblioteca Nacional de España!DateFebruary 2, 2021Category
Scholars at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Salamanca and Universidad de Valladolid have discovered a hitherto unknown pirated edition of Lope de Vega’s El castigo sin venganza. What makes this one-of-a-kind so interesting is the ending, a first draft that was discarded by Lope de Vega in his manuscript of the work. Click … Continue reading A Fascinating Find at Biblioteca Nacional de España!