Las acotaciones en los impresos y manuscritos de La dama duende (siglo XVII)
Stage directions in 17th-century printed copies of Calderón de la Barca’s La dama duende are much more detailed than those in the manuscripts, therefore it is likely that the printed stage directions derive from a theatrical script. The manuscripts, also originated in theatrical circles, are probably closer to the original written by the playwright as far as the stage directions are concerned. At the same time, there is evidence that the modifications introduced in stage directions affect modifications in the text. We also analyse stage directions in the edition of Calderón’s play by Vera Tassis, which is intended for reading, and stage directions related to the cupboard, a key piece of intrigue and scenery.
Keywords: Editing • Stage directions • Textual Criticism • Calderón de la Barca