The Teatro antiguo español collection consists of 900 plays (or sueltas) dating from 1732 to 1867, "primarily in the form of Comedias nuevas and Comedias famosas and a significant sainetes and plays in one or two acts, piezas, bayles, autos, escenas unipersonales, entremeses and soliloquios.”
[Source: Arizpe, Víctor. The "Teatro antiguo español" collection at Smith College Library : a descriptive catalogue (Kassel : Reichenberger, 1996) ]
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