Arniches, Carlos

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Arniches, Carlos Gender: M
born on 11 October 1866 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place Alicante, Spain, 38n21, 0w29
Timezone LMT m0w29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°22' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°59 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 12°26'

Carlos Arniches


Spanish playwright. His prolific work, drawing on the traditions of the género chico, the zarzuela and the grotesque, came to dominate the Spanish comic theatre in the early twentieth century.

After starting his career as a novelist and journalist, Arniches turned to theatre in 1888 with the publication of his first play, Casa editorial. Much of his work is set in lower-class Madrid and uses colloquial language, song, dance and music.

Arniches was complimented in a 1935 interview by Federico García Lorca, often a scathing critic of Spanish theatre in the 1920s and 1930s, as 'more of a poet than almost any of those who are writing theatre in verse at the moment'.

Following the consolidation of the Franco regime after the Spanish Civil War, the social dramas of Carlos Arniches were among the relatively non-controversial plays allowed by the new government.

He died 16 April 1943.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script