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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.

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  • Edgar Neville Romrée, Count of Berlanga de Duero (28 December 1899 – 23 April 1967) was a Spanish playwright and film director, a member of the "other" Generation of '27.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1899-1967)
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela (15 October 1901 – 18 February 1952) was a Spanish playwright and novelist who wrote mostly humorous works. In 1932-33 and 1934 he was called to Hollywood to help with the Spanish-language versions shot in parallel to the English-language films. His daughter, Evangelina, wrote a book entitled, Mi padre (My Father).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1901-1952)
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Eusebio Blasco Soler (1844–1903) was a Spanish journalist, poet and playwright.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1844-1903)
  • Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Playwrights from Spain
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    Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðel saˈɣɾaðo koɾaˈθon de xeˈsuz ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈloɾka]; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936), known as Federico García Lorca (English: gar-SEE-ə LOR-kə), was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27, a group consisting of mostly poets who introduced the tenets of European movements (such as symbolism, futurism, and surrealism) into Spanish literature. He was executed by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His body has never been found.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 38 (1898-1936)
    • Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain

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