Title

On Editing Jacinto Cordeiro's Los doce de Ingalaterra

Subject Area

Spanish Peninsular Studies

Abstract

We can summarize the little that is known about Portuguese playwright and poet Jacinto Cordeiro as follows: He was born in Lisbon, reportedly in 1606. He was a humanist with a penchant for poetry and theater. Cordeiro published his first piece, La entrada del Rey en Portugal when he was only 15 years old, assuming he was indeed born in 1606. He lived in the Dual Monarchy, a time when the Spanish and Portuguese thrones were united under Habsburg rule, when Portuguese writers adopted Castilian as the language of letters. His literary achievements include a response to Lope de Vega’s Laurel de Apolo, called Elogio de poetas lusitanos (1631), a supplementary list of Portuguese authors excluded from Lope’s Laurel. Additionally, he was a soldier who supported the cause of Portuguese independence before his death in 1646. His literary output places him among the rank of secondary authors who wrote in the shadows of luminaries like Lope and Calderón. Additionally, he is a member of the largely ignored group of Lusitanians who vied for a space on Iberian stages by competing in a second language. This paper discusses the rewards and challenges of wading into the vast ocean of unedited comedias to create modern and critical editions of the work of authors like Jacinto Cordeiro. It highlights, for example, the difficulties associated with editing a bilingual author whose Portuguese sometimes seeped into his Spanish. Finally, I argue that reviving these plays gives comedia scholars a more complete and inclusive account of the diversity of voices that populated corrales in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Brief Bio Note

Jaime Cruz-Ortiz is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Kennesaw State University. His research interests include Textual Criticism, Comedia Studies, Pedagogy, and Latino Hip Hop. His last book was a 2015 critical edition of Jacinto Cordeiro's El juramento ante Dios, y lealtad contra el amor.

Keywords

Textual Criticism, Golden Age, Comedia, Theater, Early Modern, Portugal

Location

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 227)

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

4-12-2019 2:30 PM

Embargo

11-26-2018

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 12th, 2:30 PM

On Editing Jacinto Cordeiro's Los doce de Ingalaterra

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 227)

We can summarize the little that is known about Portuguese playwright and poet Jacinto Cordeiro as follows: He was born in Lisbon, reportedly in 1606. He was a humanist with a penchant for poetry and theater. Cordeiro published his first piece, La entrada del Rey en Portugal when he was only 15 years old, assuming he was indeed born in 1606. He lived in the Dual Monarchy, a time when the Spanish and Portuguese thrones were united under Habsburg rule, when Portuguese writers adopted Castilian as the language of letters. His literary achievements include a response to Lope de Vega’s Laurel de Apolo, called Elogio de poetas lusitanos (1631), a supplementary list of Portuguese authors excluded from Lope’s Laurel. Additionally, he was a soldier who supported the cause of Portuguese independence before his death in 1646. His literary output places him among the rank of secondary authors who wrote in the shadows of luminaries like Lope and Calderón. Additionally, he is a member of the largely ignored group of Lusitanians who vied for a space on Iberian stages by competing in a second language. This paper discusses the rewards and challenges of wading into the vast ocean of unedited comedias to create modern and critical editions of the work of authors like Jacinto Cordeiro. It highlights, for example, the difficulties associated with editing a bilingual author whose Portuguese sometimes seeped into his Spanish. Finally, I argue that reviving these plays gives comedia scholars a more complete and inclusive account of the diversity of voices that populated corrales in the 16th and 17th Centuries.