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El Magico Prodigioso: A Composite Edition and Study of the Manuscript and Printed Versions

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There are two surviving versions of Calderon's play on the Faust theme, El magico prodigiosos. The first, preserved in an incomplete autograph manuscript, was written for performance in the town of Yepes on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 1637, with staging appropriate for the traditional Corpus mystery play, the auto sacramental. The second, first published in 1663, is an adaptation for performance in the playhouses of Madrid. The circumstances of the play's textual identity are unique in the seventeenth-century Spanish ...