El Coliseo de la Cruz: 1736-1860: Estudio Y Documentos (Hardcover)

El Coliseo de la Cruz: 1736-1860: Estudio Y Documentos By Phillip B. Thomason (Editor) Cover Image
By Phillip B. Thomason (Editor)
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A detailed study of the construction and history of the Coliseo de la Cruz, the first modern public theatre in Madrid, built on the site of the city's oldest permanent playhouse.

The Coliseo de la Cruz, the first modern public theatre in Madrid, was constructed 1736-37] on the site of the city's oldest permanent playhouse, the Corral de la Cruz, dating from 1579.
The corral, an open-air courtyard theatre, was surrounded by private boxes in neighbouring houses recently studied in this series by Charles Davis], which only intermittently contributed to the municipal coffers; by 1736, moreover, it was decrepit and ill-suited to current staging requirements. The city authorities therefore replaced it by an up-to-date, fully self-contained theatre building with a proscenium stage.
The new coliseo was fashioned in the Italian style, but maintained many characteristics of the corral theatres, such as the cazuela separate women's gallery], and continued to attract a varied audience, representing virtually every level of Madrid society.
Finally, in 1859, the Coliseo de la Cruz, by now inadequate and in ill repair, was demolished to alleviate traffic congestion at the Puerta del Sol.

PHILLIP B.THOMASON is Professor of Spanish at Pepperdine University, California.

El Coliseo de la Cruz, el primer teatro p blico moderno de Madrid, fue construido 1736-37] en el solar del corral de comedias m's antiguo de la ciudad, el Corral de la Cruz, inaugurado ya en 1579.
El corral, con su patio al aire libre, hab a estado rodeado de aposentos particulares situados en las casas colindantes estudiados recientemente en esta serie por Charles Davis], cuyos due os contribu an relativamente poco a los fondos municipales; en 1736, adem's, estaba deteriorado y poco adecuado para la nueva escenograf a. Por tanto, el Ayuntamiento lo derrib , reemplaz ndolo por un teatro moderno, enteramente cubierto, con proscenio y decorados en perspectiva.
El nuevo coliseo estaba dise ado al estilo italiano, pero reten a muchos elementos de los corrales de comedias, entre ellos la cazuela de las mugeres, y sigui atrayendo a un p blico variado, que inclu a pr cticante todos los estratos de la sociedad madrile a.
Finalmente, en 1859, el Coliseo de la Cruz, ya desfasado y deteriorado a su vez, fue derribado para aliviar los problemas de tr fico en la Puerta del Sol.

PHILLIP B.THOMASON es profesor de espa ol de Pepperdine University, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855661141
ISBN-10: 1855661144
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Publication Date: July 14th, 2005
Pages: 344
Language: Spanish
Series: Coleccion Tamesis