INVENTORY OF THE PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA COLLECTION, 1763-1796

Finding aid prepared by Marie Beckermann
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Pedro Calderon De La Barca Collection
Dates: 1763-1796
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Creator:
Extent: 3 boxes 1 linear ft
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: This collection includes over 50 published scripts of comedia plays written by De Don Pedro Calderon De La Barca, one of Spain’s greatest dramatists. While these plays were originally written in the 17th century, the collection contains 18th century publications from Spain. The 17th century Spanish comedia were adventure plays, full of action and imaginative places but also dealt with love affairs, issues of honor, and Spanish patriotism and traditions, praising the monarch as the hero of the people.
Language: Collection material is in Spanish

Administration Information

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Preferred Citation

[Title of item], PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA COLLECTION, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Biography

The dramatist, poet, and writer Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, known more often as Pedro Calderón de la Barca, was born in Madrid and lived from January 17, 1600 to May 25, 1681. Although educated at the Colegio Imperial, the Jesuit College in Madrid, he decided to study law instead of immediately joining the priesthood, although there is no evidence he ever practiced as a lawyer. Instead he found his calling as a writer first by winning several poetry contests and later with his first play: Amor, honor y poder, performed at the royal palace in June of 1623.
Calderon helped define the second Spanish Golden Age of theatre, perfecting the Spanish Baroque style previously established by Lope de Vega. Commissioned by King Philip IV to write plays for the royal theatre, Calderon was made a Knight of the Order of Santiago in 1637. The themes in his plays are both philosophical and complex, featuring plots of introspection as well as honor and tragedy. Calderon was a perfectionist and often rewrote his plays even after they debuted, sometimes cutting scenes and meters to create a uniformity of style and structure.
In the 1650s, Caldaron joined the Spanish priesthood, and later decided to give up writing secular dramas in favor of autos sacramentales, one-act morality plays that focus on the mysteries of the Eucharist. He was appointed to the position of chaplain to Philip IV, which he held for the rest of his life.

Scope and Content

The plays in this collection are written in Castilian Spanish, and revolve around the themes of love, honor, and faith. Calderon used both the royal court and mythology as inspiration for his characters. For example, El medico de su honra follows a story of Prince Henry of Trastamara while El mayor encanto amor reenacts the encounter Ulysses has with Circe. The main character from El magico prodigioso sells his soul to the devil. The two parts of La hija del aire depict the historical story of the Assyrian queen Semiramis. Regardless of origin, Calderon’s characters generally personify Spanish nationalistic traits, such as loyalty to Church and King and an extremely heightened sense of honor.
This collection also includes Calderon’s four plays usually classified as zarzuelas (musical comedies), originally composed between 1648 and 1660: El jardin de Felerina, El golfo de las sirenas, El laurel de Apolo, and La purpura de la rosa. These plays contain many references to people in the royal court of Spain and were written to commemorate a special occasion. The plots for zarzuelas were generally taken from mythological stories.
These plays are organized into two series. The first, referred to as "Imprentas Catalans," are publications from Barcelona. The second is called "Salamanca, Madrid, Burgos" which contain publications acquired from those cities.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series:
  1. Series I. Imprentas Catalans, 1763-1785, no date
  2. Series II. Salamanca, Madrid, Burgos, 1796, no date

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Autos sacramentales
Comedia
Spain
Spanish drama
Zarzuela

Personal Names

Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681


Container List

 

Imprentas Catalanas

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains plays printed in Barcelona
Box 1, Folder 1

Comedia Famosa #11: El Sito de Breda

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 2

Comedia Famosa #13: El Mayor Encanto Amor

Barcelona: En la Impreta de Francisco Suria, Ano de 1785.

Box 1, Folder 3

Comedia Famosa #15: Judas Macabeo

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada

Box 1, Folder 4

Comedia Famosa #16: El Medico de su Honra

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 5

Comedia Famosa #17: Argenis, Y Poliarco; Fiesta que se represent a SS. MM. en el Salon de su Palacio

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 6

Comedia Famosa #18: La Virgen Del Sagrario; Su Origen, Perdida, Y Restauracion

Barcelona: En la Imprenta de Francisco Suria, Ano 1763.

Box 1, Folder 7

Comedia Famosa #20: Hombre Pobre; Todo es Trazas

Barcelona: En la Imprenta de Fransisco Suria. Ano de 1763.

Box 1, Folder 8

Comedia Famosa #21: A Secreto Agravio; Secreta Venganza

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 9

Comedia Famosa #22: El Astrologo Fingido

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 10

Comedia Famosa #25: En Esta Vida Todo Ed Verdad, Y Todo Mentira

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 11

Comedia Famosa #32: Ni Amor Se Libra de Amor

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 12

Comedia Famosa #33: El Lauel de Apolo; Fiesta de Zarzuela, Transferida al Real Coliseo del Buen Retiro: hizose al nacimiento del Principe Felipe Prospero

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 13

Comedia Famosa #34: La Purpura de la Rosa

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 14

Comedia Famosa #42: El Gran Principe de Fez, Don Balthasar de Loyola

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 15

Comedia Famosa #45: El Conde Lucanor

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 16

Comedia Famosa #47: El Golfo de las Sirenas; Egloga Piscatoria. Fiesta que se represento a Sus Mag. en Real Sitio de la Zazuela.

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 1, Folder 17

Comedia Famosa # 50: Los Dos Amantes del Cielo Crisanto y Daria

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 1

Comedia Famosa # 57: No Hay Burlas Con el Amor

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 2

Comedia Famosa #61: Fortunas de Andromeda y Perseo

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 3

Comedia Famosa #63: El Joseph de las Mugeres

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 4

Comedia Famosa #65: La Estatua de Prometeo; Representose a Los Anos de la Reyna Madre. Nuestra Senora.

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 5

Comedia Famosa # 68: El Magico Prodigioso

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 6

Comedia Famosa #69: Fieras Afemina Amor

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 7

Comedia Famosa #73: Auristela y Lisidante; Fiesta que se represento a SS. MM. en el Coliseo del Buen Retiro

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 8

Comedia Famosa #74: Fuego de Dios; En el Querer Bien

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 9

Comedia Famosa #75: El Segundo Scipion; Fiesta que se represento a los anos del Rey nuestro Senor Don Carlos Segundo

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 10

Comedia Famosa #84: El Escondido, y la Tapada

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 11

Comedia Famosa #96: Antes Que Todo Es Mi Dama

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada

Box 2, Folder 12

Comedia Famosa #98: Amado y Aborrecido

Barcelona: En la Imprenta de Francisco Suria y Burgada

Box 2, Folder 13

Comedia Famosa #99: La Senora, y la Criada

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 14

Comedia Famosa #100: Nadie Fie Su Secreto

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

Box 2, Folder 15

Comedia Famosa #101: Las Tres Justicias en Una

Barcelona: El la Imprenta de Fancisco Suria. Ano 1771

Box 2, Folder 16

Comedia Famosa #102: Amar Despues de la Muerte

Barcelona: Francisco Suria y Burgada, calle de la Paja

 

Salamanca, Madrid, Burgos

Physical Description: folders

Scope and Content Note

This series contains plays from Salamanca, Madrid, and Burgos.
Box 3, Folder 1

Comedia: Las Armas de la Hermosura

Con Licencia en Madrid ano de 1796. Se Hallara en la Libreria de Quiroga, calle de la Concepcion Geronima.

Box 3, Folder 2

Comedia Burlesca, Cefalo, y Pocris

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 3

Comedia Famosa, El Encanto Sin Encato

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 4

El Jardin de Falerina. Comedia Famosa; Representacion de dos Jornadas, que se hizo a sus Magestades

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 5

Lances De Amor, y Fortuna. Comedia Famosa

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 6

Comdeia Famosa, La Desdicha de la Voz

Impressa en Burgos, en la Imprenta de la Santa Iglesia, donde se hallara, con otros diferentes titulos de Comedias, Coplas, Relaciones, Entremeses, y Estampas

Box 3, Folder 7

Comedia Famosa #3: Afectos de Odio, y Amor

Hallarase efta Comedia, y otras de diferentes Titulos en Madrid en la Imprenta de Antonio Sanz en la Plazuela de la calle de la Paz. Ano de 1761

Box 3, Folder 8

Comedia Famosa # 6:La Puenta de Mantible

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 9

Comedia Famosa #70: La Hija del Aire; Primera Parte

Hallarase esta Comedia, y otras de diferentes titulos, en Salamanca en la Imprenta de la Santa Cruz; assimismo, Autos, Entremeses, Historias, y todo genero de Copleria. Calla de la Rua.

Box 3, Folder 10

Comdeia Famosa #82: La Hija del Aire; Parte Segunda, Fiesta que se represento a sus Magestades en el Salon Real de Palacio

Se hallara en Salamanca en la Imprenta de la Santa Cruz, calle de la Rua.

Box 3, Folder 11

Comedia Famosa #87: El Mayor Monstruo Los Zelos, y Tetrarca de Jerusalen.

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 12

Comedia Famosa: El Mayor Monstruo Los Zelos, y Tetrarca de Jerusalen.

Se hallara en la Libreria de Manuel Quiroga, calle de la Concepcion Geronima, junto a la de Barrio Nuevo; y asimismo un gran surtido de Comedias, Tragedias, Autos, Saynetes, Entremeses, y Tonadillas.

Box 3, Folder 13

Comedia Famosa #221: Luis Perez el Gallego; Primera Parte

Hallarase esta Comedia, y otras de diferentes Titulos en Madrid en la Imprenta de Antonio Sanz, en la Plazuela de la calla de la Paz. Ano de 1751.

Box 3, Folder 14

Comedia Famosa #250: Los Empenos de un Acaso

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 15

Comedia Famosa #322: Los Tres Afectos de Amor; Piedad, Desmayo, y Valor

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 16

La Gran Comedia, Hado, y Divisa, de Leonido, y de Marfisa; Fiesta que se represento a sus Magestades en el Coliseo de Buen Retiro

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 17

La Gran Comedia, Las Manos Blancas No Ofenden; Fiesta que se represento a sus Magestades en el Salon de su Real Palacio

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 18

La Gran Comedia #120: Manana Sera Otro Dia

(text unreadable) en la Libreria de Cuesta, calle de Correos…y en su puesto, Gradas de San Felipe el Real

Box 3, Folder 19

La Gran Comedia #153: Basta Callar.

(no printer listed)

Box 3, Folder 20

La Gran Comedia #437: Duelos De Amor, y Lealtad.

(no printer listed)