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Gregorio Martínez Sierra

  • Gregorio Martínez Sierra © EFE

    Gregorio Martínez Sierra © EFE



Literature, Theatre



Date of birth


Date of death


" Poet, narrator, playwright and librettist. He is best known for his work in the theatre, both for writing and producing plays."

He was born in Madrid in 1881 and started work in literary publishing from a young age. He also played an important part in founding the magazines ‘Helios’ and ‘Renacimiento’, and later in establishing the publishing house, Renacimiento. Although he was known as a modernist poet at first, his main contribution to the literary world is his work in the theatre (continuing the path already started by Jacinto Benavente), and the innovations he introduced on the stage. These days, it seems evident that his plays were written in close collaboration with his wife, María de la O Lejárraga, also a writer. He died in Madrid in 1947.

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    Cradle song

    Two-act play by the married couple formed by the writers Gregorio Martínez Sierra and María Lejárraga.

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Other highlighted works

  • La sombra del padre
  • El ama de casa
  • Primavera en otoño
  • Madama Pepita
  • Mamá
  • Para hacerse amar locamente
  • Sueño de una noche de agosto
  • Don Juan de España
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