Six adaptations of Celestina at the video library “Teatroteca” of the Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música
Teatroteca, the video library of the Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (CDAEM) of the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) makes available on-line and for free six modern stage adaptations of Celestina:
- La Celestina (2008), adapted by Eduardo Galán and directed by Alejandro Arestegui.
- The opera version by Joaquín Nin-Culmell, La Celestina (2008), directed by Ignacio García.
- La Celestina (1988), adapted by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester and directed by Adolfo Marsillach.
- La Celestina (2012), adapted by Eduardo Galán and directed by Mariano de Paco Serrano.
- La Celestina (1999), adapted by Luis García Montero and directed by Joaquín Vida.
- La Celestina allá cerca de las tenerías, a la orilla del río (2004), adapted by Michel Garneau and directed by Robert Lepage.
This is a great chance to watch some of the most important stage adaptations of Celestina of the last decades, in particular for those who were not in Spain when they were in theatres.
Today, our colleagues from Iberian Books have made public the discovery of a new [Sevilla], Jacobo & Juan Cromberger, November 1525 edition of Celestina at the Biblioteca Comunale Valentiniana in Camerino (Italy), under the call number Sec B. 926 (234).
Despite both colophons being identical, this is not a further copy of the [Sevilla], Jacobo & Juan Cromberger, November 1525 edition represented by a single copy kept at the British Library under the signature G.10223.
The most relevant difference is the omission of any reference to the Auto de Centurio, like in the Sevilla, Jacobo & Juan Cromberger, March 1528, edition.
With this new find, the number of copies of unknown editions found in the last decade adds up to six. This is a further proof that there are still a lot of untraced copies of Celestina out there, waiting for us to find them.
One further stage adaptaion of Celestina is to be found on-line: Rosenda Montero’s and Ruby Tagle’s version for the Compañía Nacional de Teatro (México).
I really appreciate that theatre companies have started recording and uploading their performances of Celestina to Youtube or a similar platform. Not only does it give people the chance to watch adaptations that are not staged in their area, but it gives a good idea of how alive Celestina is.
Looking for videos of celestinesque interest in Youtube I have found two recordings of Jesús G. Maestro talking about Celestina and its socio-historical and intellectual-cultural backgrounds.
El personaje nihilista en La Celestina: el ateísmo en la literatura del Renacimiento
Libertad humana y prostitución en La Celestina de Fernando de Rojas
The year 2019 is coming to an end and I have managed to update the bibliographic database Bibliografía celestinesca on time, before 2020 starts, with the latest articles published on the topic of Celestina. That means almost 50 entries for 2019! Celestinesque scholarship is far from being dead.
My new year’s resolution regarding the database is completing the records until 2000, that means, entering the missing entries from Snow’s An Annotated Bibliography of World Interest (1930-1985) and Celestinesca’s bibliographic supplements. That’s more than one thousand entries! But, after having entered more than 2350 records, that’s nothing.
This new year 2020, I will also try to finally coordinate the bibliographic database and the bibliographic supplements of Celestinesca: there are currently about 100 records (only!) in the database that are not in the printed version. This tends to change over the year, but it seems doable.
For a new year 2020 full of interesting celestinesque scholarship! (But not too full or I will not be able to keep to my new year resolutions).