Celestina

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The poster for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's and Grad Theatre City Budva, Montenegro production of Selestina (La Celestina) written by Fernando de Rojas in 1499.

La Celestina is considered to be one of the greatest works of all Spanish literature, and is regarded as the beginning of the renaissance in Spanish literature.

While chasing his falcon through the fields, a rich young bachelor Calisto enters a garden where he meets Melibea, the daughter of the house, and is immediately taken with her. Unable to see her again privately, he broods until his servant Sempronio suggests using the old procuress Celestina. She is the owner of a brothel...

When the weary Calisto returns home at dawn to sleep, his two servants go round to Celestina’s house to get their share of the gold. She tries to cheat them and in rage they kill her. In an attempt to escape, Sempronio and Pármeno are caught and are beheaded later in the town square...

Calisto returns to the garden for another night with Melibea; while hastily leaving because of a ruckus he heard in the street, he falls from the ladder used to scale the high garden wall and is killed. After confessing to her father the recent events of her love affair, Melibea jumps from the tower of the house and dies too.

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