- Editor's Note
The Bulletin of the Comediantes, now well into its seventh decade, continues to showcase the work of a range of Comedia scholars, from distinguished professors emeriti to talented graduate students, and a wide range of playwrights, from the long canonical to the more recently discovered or rediscovered. We invite essays on texts from colonial Latin America as well as from the Iberian Peninsula. Scholarship on early modern Hispanic drama has reflected, in these sixty-plus years, significant trends in approaches to the study of theater, along with an impressive array of theoretical and critical models. We thank our contributors for providing profound and provocative commentaries, and our editors and editorial board for their hard work and sound judgment. My thanks to managing editor Vincent Martin and assistant editor Gwen Stickney for their especially diligent work on this number. As always, we encourage submissions, and we thank our readers for their interest in the journal.
All of us at BCom would like to congratulate our superb colleague from Spain (and frequent visiting professor in the United States) Luciano García Lorenzo, who recently has been honored in a festschrift entitled En buena compañía: Estudios en honor de Luciano García Lorenzo, edited by Joaquín Álvarez Barrientos, Óscar Cornago Bernal, Abraham Madroñal Durán, and Carmen Menéndez-Onrubia (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009). The tribute could not be more well deserved nor the honor more conspicuous: the essays by a few close friends and admirers add up to more than 1,400 pages. [End Page vii]