Alfredo Rodrííguez Lóópez-Váázquez has, in recent years, devoted himself to the revaluation of the works of the seventeenth-century actor-dramatist Andréés de Claramonte. In 1991 Tamesis published his edition of a mujer. In the present volume the Spanish critic provides a text of Et ataud para el vivo y táálamo para el muerto (The Coffin for the Living and the Bridal Bed for the Dead), a play which exists in two manuscripts and a printed text which dates from the eighteenth century. In this critical edition Professor Rodrííguez Lóópez-Vázquez studies the complicated transmission of the text and the sources of the dramatist as a whole. Variant readings are provided in footnotes, and explanatory notes are printed at the end of the text.
ALFREDO RODRGUES LÐPEZ-VAZQUEZ is Professor of Spanish Literature at the Universidade da Coruñña.