spain Famous Playwrights from Spain

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List of notable or famous playwrights from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Spain and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Spain is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Federico García Lorca and Miguel de Cervantes.

This historic playwrights from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Spain?" These prominent playwrights of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish playwrights.

Use this list of renowned Spanish playwrights to discover some new playwrights that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (33 items)
Alfonso Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Spain
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Alfonso Vallejo is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist. He has published 34 plays and 25 poetry books. Vallejo was awarded the Lope de Vega prize in 1976 for his play "El desgüace". "Ácido Sulfúrico" was the runner up prize in 1975. In 1978 he received the Internacional Tirso de ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Europe, Cantabria, Santander, Southern Europe, Spain, + more

Profession: Neurologist, Painter, Poet, Playwright

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Antonio Estrada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Spain
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Antonio Estrada is an actor, a theatre director and a playwright. ...more

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Age: 61

Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright

Credits: The Last Christeros

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Carlos Atanes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Spain
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Carlos Atanes is a Spanish film director, writer and playwright. His first finished feature-length movie is FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions, which he released in 2004. The movie won the Best Feature Film Award at the Athens Panorama of Independent Filmmakers in 2005 and was also nominated for the ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Profession: Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more

Credits: Próxima, Codex Atanicus, FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions, Maximum Shame

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Carlos Fernández Shaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Spain
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Carlos Fernández Shaw was a Spanish poet and playwright. He wrote the libretti for the operas Margarita la tornera by Ruperto Chapí and La vida breve by Manuel de Falla. Fernández Shaw was born in Cadiz, the son of a Spanish father and an English mother. One of his descendants, also named Carlos ...more

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Age: Died at 46 (1865-1911)

Birthplace: Spain

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Playwright

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