Las casas de comedias de Málaga: arquitectura, escenografía y cultura visual
- Carmen González-Román
- Rosario Camacho Martínez
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- Architecture and History
Carmen González-Román analyses the visual aspects of the theatrical establishments existing in the city between 16th and 18th centuries.
Comedies houses from Málaga were theatrical establishments that followed one another in time from the 16th century to the mid-18th century. After a primitive house linked to the Hospital Real de la Santa Caridad, founded by the Catholic Monarchs, it was not until 1514 that the story of what we here call the “old comedy house” began, located on the premises of the new Hospital site near the Cathedral.
This theatrical establishment was maintained until 1676, when performances continued in the so-called “new comedy house” where various shows were offered until about 1755.
Fundación Málaga publish “Las casas de comedias de Málaga: arquitectura, escenografía y cultura visual. Del análisis histórico-artístico a la reconstrucción virtual”, book in which the author, Carmen González-Román, analyses and reconstructs the details of these scenic spaces.
In this book a virtual reconstruction of the architectural characteristics of these premises is carried out, as well as of the scenery that could have been used in the staging of those works of art that are recorded as having been performed on the stages of Málaga. In this sense, it also aims to highlight the visual aspects of the staging, as well as its relationship with the visual imagery and culture of the time.