My resources: Factotum figures of Celestina

Partly because I use this blog as an archive, partly because I am relatively satisfied with the result, let me share with my poster of the factotum figures of Celestina (editions in Spanish only).

I do not have digitisations of the missing figures, but they are not really wanting: Sev1502e should be the same as Sev1502a, Sev1502b, Sev1502c, Sev1502f, Sev 1525a, Sev1525b and Sev1528; Sev1535 and Sev1543 are supposedly the same as Sev1550; Zar 1554 and Zar1555 should be the same as Zar1545a; and Val1518 is the same as Val1514.

Despite looking similar, some factotum figures are not the same: Sev1502d and Sal1502 are not the same as Sev1502a, Sev1502b, Sev1502c, Sev1502e, Sev1502f, Sev 1525a, Sev1525b and Sev1528; Sev1523 and the first Ven1531 are the same, but not the second Ven1531 (is appears also in Sev1523, but I had overlooked that; I have to update my database) or Ven1534.

The Tol1538 factotum figure that appears completely isolated is an interesting case: it is normally used for the character of Alisa, but this edition repeatedly uses it for Celestina, so that I felt I had to include it, despite it looking like a mistake or the result of a sloppy composition. The last figure, Lis1540, is a special case, as well. The position of her hands invites to include her in the series she is in, but the resemblace is not very convincing.

If I am lucky, I will be able to start reflecting these relations in my database next month and do so for every factotum figure or, at least, the human ones. Wish me luck!

Audio recording of Kenneth Brown’s talk at La Puebla de Montalbán (20/10/2023) and something extra

Radio Puebla has been extremely quick at uploading the audio recording of Kenneth Brown’s talk of last Friday at the Museo La Celestina (La Puebla de Montalbán). You can listen to it at their official website or below.

While checking if the audio recording was already available, I have noticed that the roundtable on marginality and Celestina of the last Festival Celestina (11/08/2023) is also available at their official website, but you can also listen to it below.

Talk: Kenneth Brown on Fernando de Rojas at Museo La Celestina (La Puebla de Montalbán, 20/10/2023)

Next Friday, 20th of October of 2023, Kenneth Brown (University of Calgary) will be giving a lecture entitled “El mundo judío y criptojudío de Fernando de Rojas y de su obra La Celestina” at the Museo La Celestina in La Puebla de Montalbán (Spain).

This event is organised by the local journal Crónicas and the cultural association Las Cumbres de Montalbán, who are responsible for organising the academic roundtables and papers within the context the annual Festival Celestina, as well.

La Puebla de Montalbán seems to be progressively increasing the amount of events of celestinesque interest that take place in the Museo La Celestina, so that I would keep an eye on its future activities. It looks like as if the local institutions were actively trying to turn La Puebla de Montalbán into a relevant spot for celestinesque scholars and other people interested in Celestina. Let’s hope I am not wrong!

Programme of the XXV Festival Celestina (18th-27th of August 2023, La Puebla de Montalbán)

Just dropping a quick post to announce that the official programme of the XXV Festival Celestina is already on-line. In 2023, the festival will take place from the 18th to the 27th of August in La Puebla de Montalbán and, as usual, there will be literal underground theatre (it is staged underground, in old cellars), music, dance and many other related activities like a street market and an outdoor cinema. There will also be acting and acrobatics courses for youths.

Of particular interest for the followers of this blog might be the roundtable about Celestina that will take place on the 22th of August 2023, at the Museo La Celestina (topic to be disclosed!). And, for a change, this will be the first time I will be able to attend. Hope to see you there!

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