The Spanish Stage in the Time of Lope de Vega

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CHAPTER II

The corrales of Madrid. The Corral de la Pacheca. The Corral de Burguillos. The Corral de Puente. The foundation of the two famous theaters: The Corral de la Cruz and the Corral del Principe.

MADRID became the capital of Spain in 1560. Strolling players had certainly appeared there long before this date, but with the rapid growth of the city in wealth and population, which naturally ensued when it became the official center of the kingdom, it was necessary to find some fixed place where these companies of players could perform. The establishment of permanent theaters in Madrid was, at the outset, connected with an event that seemed to have but a remote relation to public amusements.1 In 1565 a number of charitable citizens of Madrid founded a fraternity called the Cofradia de la Sagrada Pasion, the primary object of which was merely to feed and clothe the poor; but, under the auspices of the King and the Council of Castile, their field was soon widened, and a hospital for poor women suffering from fever, "because there was no other hospital for this purpose in the capital," was founded in the calle de Toledo. In order to increase the funds of the hospital the President of Castile, Cardinal Espinosa, and the Councilors granted to the Cofradia the privilege

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Schack, Geschichte der dramatischen Literatur und Kunst in Spenien, Vol. I, p. 264, remarks that such a connection between public amusements and religious or charitable foundations seemed natural enough to the Spanish mind; that it seemed equally natural to the English mind, we shall see further on. The theater being supported by the public, it does not appear so very strange, after all, that it should contribute to the public charities.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Chapter I 3
  • Chapter II 26
  • Chapter III 47
  • Chapter IV 62
  • Chapter V 76
  • Chapter VI 104
  • Chapter VII 137
  • Chapter VIII 159
  • Chapter IX 181
  • Chapter X 206
  • Chapter XI 229
  • Chapter XII 252
  • Chapter XIII 274
  • Chapter XIV 297
  • Chapter XV 322
  • Appendix 343
  • Appendix A - Representations in the Corrales of Madrid, 1579-1602. (from an Article by Sr. Pérez Pastor, in the Bulletin Hispanique (1906).) 345
  • Appendix B 357
  • Appendix C 360
  • Index 381
  • Addenda Et Corrigenda 403
  • List Of Spanish Actors And Actresses 1560-1680 407
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