Valladolid (1561)


Valladolid (1561)


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Rojas, Fernando de, Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. Valladolid, Francisco Fernández de Córdoba, 1561.

Total of 26 images.

They are a carbon copy of the Zaragoza edition (1545).

Total of 25 images plus the cover (image from act I is a copy of the cover page).

File at UTSC

Copy at BNE, R/30464 (and microfilm)

Cover page of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Very elaborate variant of the composite model taken fromValencia (1514) andSevilla (1523).It differs in important details fromZaragoza (1545)'s model, which it cuts in dimension and compresses. Calisto's character is treated in a different way.

Image of act II of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Three men speaking in the street, and a woman in a window watching them. It is unclear which scene of the work it refers to because of the very generic image.

Image of act III of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Sempronio, accompanied by Celestina, arrives at her house, where Elicia is inside, occupied with some work. Outside, in the background, a crenelated wall with trees behind.

Image of act IV of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Celestina at Melibea's house, and she is with Lucrecia on a dais, while Alisa leaves with the messenger who came to summon her. One of the women has a pet.

Image of act V of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Sempronio and Celestina arrive at Calisto's house. He is seated indoors speaking with Pármeno. A bed in the background.

Image of act VI of the Valladolid edition (1561)
At Calisto's house, Celestina speaks with him while Sempronio and Pármeno talk amongst themselves, apart. Background with battlements and therefore outside, different from the columns and arcs in the equivalent engraving of the edition of…

Image of act VII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Outside, Celestina talks to Pármeno. In the other half of the image, a later scene of him lying with Areúsa. It is remarkable when compared the Zaragoza edition (1545)'s equivalent image that the position of lovers in bed, placed side by side and not…

Image of act VIII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Double scene. On the right, Pármeno has awoken to go to his master's house after spending the night with Areúsa. On the left, the scene after the meeting and agreement between Pármeno and Sempronio.

Image of act IX of the Valladolid edition (1561)
The banquet scene in Celestina's house with Pármeno, Sempronio, Elisa and Areúsa. Outside Lucrecia knocking at the door. Celestina drinking and a cat or a dog with a bone in front of the table.

Image of act X of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Two consecutive scenes. On the right, Celestina, with the rosary, arrives at Melibea's house with Lucrecia. On the left side, inside the house, Celestina speaks with Melibea on the dais, and Alisa enters through the door.

Image of act XI of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Celestina, accompanied by Pármeno and Sempronio, in the street. Calisto on his knees in the church of la Magdalena.

Image of act XII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
While Pármeno and Sempronio, well armed, stand watch, Calisto speaks with Lucrecia and Melibea, who are not shown, through the door.

Image of act XIII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Pármeno and Sempronio kill Celestina, who is on the floor, while Elicia watches in horror. Note how the image is a carbon copy of the equivalent illustration in the Zaragoza edition (1545), now Pármeno and Sempronio use their left hands…

Second image of act XIII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Sosia and Tristán speak at the door about Pármeno and Sempronio's execution while Calisto lies in his bed.

Third image of act XIII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Pármeno and Sempronio's execution. On the right, the judge and three characters, one of whom is probably Sosia. On the left, the execution, one of the prisoners decapitated and the other being decapitated. Two bearded figures on the right. In the…

Image of act XIV of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Calisto climbing a ladder while Melibea and Lucrecia stand on the garden wall. On the left, Sosia and Tristán, stand guard outside. The image is repeated again in act XIX. Note that they have corrected the error from the equivalent image in…

Image of act XV of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Elicia and Areúsa orchestrate their revenge against Calisto with Centurio, shown with a sword. In the background a bed and stairs. This image is used again in act XVIII.

Image of act XVI of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Lucrecia and Melibea, who is on a cushion, on the other side of a door listen to the conversation between Pleberio and Alisa who are seated in another room. Note how the image has been corrected and improved with respect to the equivalent image in…

Image of act XVII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Areúsa in her house receives Sosia, while Elicia listens, hidden. A bed and stairs in the background.

Image of act XVIII of the Valladolid edition (1561)
The same image used for act XV, now to show Elicia helping Areúsa to make peace with Centurio.

Image of act XIX of the Valladolid edition (1561)
The same illustration used in act XIV, now for Calisto's fatal visit to Melibea.

Second image of act XIX of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Sosia and Tristán retrieve Calisto's corpse.

Image of act XX of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Pleberio, behind him Alisa in bed, knocking on Melibea's door. Lucrecia answering and a sad Melibea sitting on the dais.

Second image of act XX of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Melibea throws herself from an elevated location with locked doors, while Pleberio joins his hands in a gesture of begging or prayer.

Image of act XXI of the Valladolid edition (1561)
Three bearded male figures contemplate Melibea's corpse, lying facedown and, beside her, Lucrecia, Alisa and Pleberio. Two female figures standing on the wall also contemplate the scene.