The City Council of La Puebla de Montalbán has been an early bird this year, and the official programme for the XX Festival Celestina is already available on-line. This being the 20th anniversary of the festival, the City Council has scheduled a major event for the opening of the festival, with a show starring, among others, the actress Charo López, who toured with the show Ojos de agua, based on Celestina, some years ago.
This year’s conference has been trusted to Pedro Velasco Ramos once more, who held the talk “Fernando de Rojas, autor de La Celestina” in 2017 and, in 2018, will be talking about “La mujer en la Celestina” (23rd August, 21:00, Museo La Celestina). There will be the customary theatre plays, concerts and shows as well.
As usual, I will not be attending the festival, so that I invite anyone attending it to tell us about it via e-mail or via Twitter.
Unfortunately, in 2017 we forgot to announce the XIX Festival Celestina, which took place from the 19th to the 27th of August of 2017 in La Puebla de Montalbán (official programme here). In order to compensate our readers, here is the paper “Fernando de Rojas, autor de La Celestina” read by Pedro Velasco Ramos at the festival, available on-line:
La Puebla de Montalbán Council has finally made available the official programme for the XVII Festival Celestina, to take place from the 21st to the 30th of August 2015. This year’s topic is still “La España de Rojas” and the adherence to Gilman’s views are particularly noticeable in two of the three conferences programmed, all of them to take place at Museo La Celestina: “Contexto histórico y personajes de la Celestina“ (Rodolfo de los Reyes and Pedro Velasco, 24th of August, 21:00) and “Magia y convivencia de las tres culturas en la España de Rojas” (José Carlos Sheni, 26th of August, 21:00). The remaining conference sounds promising for someone interested on the History of the Book as myself: “La Imprenta en la época de La Celestina” (Fermín de los Reyes, 29th August, 21:00).
Once again I will not be able to take part in the festival, neither as speaker nor as visitor, therefore, I invite you to send me your impressions, were you to attend it.