Saturday, October 23, 2004

Arniches (y Barrera), Carlos

Popular Spanish dramatist of the early 20th century, best known for works in the g�nero chico (�lesser genre�): the one-act zarzuela (musical comedy) and the one-act sainete (sketch). These plays were based upon direct observation of the customs and speech of the lower class people of Madrid. He wrote some 270 of them and was considered a master


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