Biography of José Feliu y Codina (1847-1897)

Playwright and novelist born in Barcelona. As playwright belonged to the neorromantica School of Echegaray. He wrote many plays and put the sainete rural and manners to the level of tragedy. Its protagonists, usually, attractive women who live in provinces, are of impeccable morality. The style of his works is sentimental and without any modern point of view, as for example in María del Carmen, 1895 or the real girl, 1896. His most famous play is La Dolores, 1892; that made a zarzuela Breton de los Herreros, and Luis Fernández Ardavín wrote the second part: the daughter of the pains. The same Feliu wrote a novel entitled La Dolores: history of a song.