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Alfredo Mañas

  • Alfredo Mañas © EFE

    Alfredo Mañas © EFE

  

Speciality

Theatre

 

 

Date of birth

1927

Date of death

Jan 18, 2001
  


"Playwright, scriptwriter and actor. He is considered to be one of the best adaptors of Benito Pérez Galdós’ work. The film version of his work Los Tarantos was a candidate for the Oscars in 1963."

Born in Ainzón (Saragossa) in 1927, he came into contact with authors such as Goytisolo and Manegas in Barcelona. He premièred La feria de Cuernicabra in Paris in 1954, obtaining great success that would be repeated with La historia de los Tarantos (1962), a brazen depiction of Spanish society. His stage version of Galdós’s Misericordia was received by critics as a landmark for the stage in Spain. He also produced memorable adaptations of García Lorca, such as Mariana Pineda and The Shoemaker´s prodigious wife. Alongside his playwriting, he also worked as a film screenwriter and actor. He is the father of actor and director Achero Mañas. He died in Madrid on 18nd January 2001.

Awards

National Theatre Award (1972)

Highlighted works

  • La feria de Cuernicabra
  • La historia de los Tarantos
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