News & Updates

  • The Folger Shakespeare Library

    Date
    May 21, 2017
    Category
    Collection update

    The Folger has a small collection of 24 comedias sueltas represented by early editions of the two greatest Golden Age playwrights: Calderón (21 titles) and Lope de Vega (3 titles). Librarians at the Folger Library are perfectly cognizant of the literary connection between Spanish Golden Age drama and Shakespeare’s plays. However, they chose several decades … Continue reading The Folger Shakespeare Library

  • Queens College

    Date
    April 17, 2017
    Category
    Collection update

    Queens College was established in 1937, a much younger institution than most having collections of comedias sueltas.  In 2020/2021 holdings and services of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal library will expand with the addition of the Charles J. Tanenbaum Archives and Special Collections which will include typically older, rarer materials. To celebrate the opening of Special … Continue reading Queens College

  • First major imports complete

    Date
    October 31, 2016
    Category
    Updates

    We are delighted to announce that behind the scenes, CollectiveAccess is now running the show. This open-source collection management software, coupled with the expert work of Julia Weist (metadata consultant) and Sophie Byerley (developer) from Whirl-i-gig, the company that developed the software, has now enabled us to import our first major collection of data and … Continue reading First major imports complete

  • Texas A&M University

    Date
    September 9, 2016
    Category
    Collection update

    In the first phase of gathering, Felicia Piscitelli, Rare Book Cataloger at Texas A & M was wonderfully supporting in sending us records of their comedias sueltas.  What we have to date is a partial collection: titles that they hold that are not in the UT/HRC collection. Since this is a survey of everything that … Continue reading Texas A&M University

  • Smith College

    Date
    September 9, 2016
    Category
    Collection update

    The sizable Smith College collection first appeared as a printed volume in 1996, compiled by Victor Arizpe and published by Ediciones Reichenberger with the title The “Teatro Antiguo Español” Collection at Smith College Library. These records, converted into electronic format for Smith’s online catalogue, were one of the first to be uploaded into our database … Continue reading Smith College

  • University of Texas at Austin

    Date
    September 8, 2016
    Category

    In 1978, Mildred Vinson Boyer published The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas. The catalog included only pre-1834 imprints from the collections of the Perry-Castañeda (Main) Library of the University of Texas at Austin, from the University’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, and from the Humanities Research Center. UT has created a dedicated online catalog … Continue reading University of Texas at Austin

  • Latest update on site status

    Date
    January 18, 2016
    Category
    Updates

    We have lowered the curtain on the database portion of this website in order to rehearse backstage while we continue to work in earnest to bring ComediasSueltasUSA to you, our public. We don’t want to disappoint our fans by showing work in progress, so you will find certain pages with “Ooops! Not found” messages. Please … Continue reading Latest update on site status

  • AITENSO Conference, New York (Queens College)

    Date
    October 22, 2015
    Category
    Events

    The initial website design and the general plan for the project was presented publicly to an audience attending the AITENSO conference at Queens College. Although the database is clearly still an “incunable” edition (currently only offering records from the Queens College collection), it was evident that the scholarly community appreciated all the possibilities for offered … Continue reading AITENSO Conference, New York (Queens College)