Evidenciary Marks in Comedias Sueltas: Recording and Interpreting Manuscript Markings on Plays


In recent years we have seen the publication of numerous works identifying and cataloguing comedias sueltas found in libraries throughtout the United States and Europe. This scholarly activity has proven invaluable to Spanish drama scholars of both the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The scope of this paper is to identify yet another unknown collection of comedias sueltas housed in the Ohio State University library, to highlight its most unique features, and mainly to suggest a new direction in comedia suelta studies, namely, recording and interpreting of evidenciary marks. (VA)