Biography of Dolores Arráez de Lledó (¿-1872)

Playwright and Spanish poet, born in Granada in the first half of the 19th century, and died in his hometown in September 1872. Not only he/she worked as literary activities in the field of creation, but it became also a great Cheerleader of Granada cultural life, to open their classrooms to celebrate them literary evenings with the youth of their land. His poetry was spread in these meetings and the newspaper La Alhambra, where published you several poems. In addition, wrote a hymn in honour of H.M. the Queen sung by the girls of the Hospice to its entry into the establishment, with music by Manuel Medina, which was published in Granada, in the printing of Geronimo Alonso, in 1862.

It left two plays, the Salerosa Mariquilla finished and God has heard me!. The first is a comical toy in one Act, written in verse, whose action takes place in his native Granada, which should represent in the halls of the own Arráez Dolores de Lledó and was born in Granada (printing of Miguel Benavides), in 1850. It's one minor piece, whose only interest can be filed in that the characters speak a dialect Andalusian from humble classes.

For his part, God I have heard! It is a confusing adventure drama, in three acts composed and written in verse, whose action takes place in Havana. It has a typical tangle of amorous passions, the romantic taste, in which a husband kills man he/she is in love with his wife. At the end, amid cries that the characters, pour all honour is repaired without having any transgression of reactionary morality which must govern the life of the author. There is no evidence that this drama was born on stage in a theater or not that would be printed once. It has preserved in a manuscript that date in 1857.


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