Remember when I wrapped up Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally?  In the latter 1940’s and 1950 we have a global, absurd, dichotomy.

Searching for unrelated documents I stumbled across, “ESE PASO ESTA YA HECHO”: CALDERON’S OBSERVATIONS ON CORRAL PERFORMANCES, by John T. Cull (regarding Spanish Golden Age plays).  I flipped through the publication.  I’ve had a hard copy for years, but never read it, because I cannot read Spanish.  Although on the last page, something made sense.  My taking notice of this one fact, feels like I’m matching pieces to history’s metaphorical jigsaw puzzle. These parts fit together because the years of the events match.  And, it remains a single jigsaw puzzle, intended as a whole representation..

In making my point, on the last page of this publication, John T. Cull has a complete list of the works cited and these are three of the WORKS CITED:

Allen, John J. The reconstruction of a Spanish Golden Age Playhouse.  El Corral del Principe. 1583-1744 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1983).

Sanchez Escribano, Federico and Alberto Porqueras Mayo.  Preceptiva dramatica espanola.  Del Renacimiento y el Barroco (Madrid: Gredos, 1965).

Shergold, N. D. A History of the Spanish Stage from Medieval Times Until the End of the Seventeenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967).

1983, 1965, 1967, as mentioned in a previous post these WORKS CITED years, “of course”, I said to myself, aren’t until after 1950.  This is when two young men cracked open the archived play literature in the United State’s.  Prior, documents to reference weren’t available, making this crucial literary insight a sorely missed link.  Indeed it’s a golden discovery, relative to genocide, on another part of our globe – Schindler’s List.

The puzzle pieces fit, but it doesn’t look good.  One piece is too dark, the other, light, bright.

History added to recent history, added to relatively recent history, cited by John T. Cull