Gil y Zárate, Antonio

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Gil y Zárate, Antonio


Born Dec. 1, 1793, in San Ildefonso; died Jan. 27, 1861, in Madrid. Spanish playwright.

Gil y Zárate took part in the Spanish Revolution of 1820–23. His earliest literary works were comedies of everyday family life, such as Beware of Brides, or A Lesson to Youth (1826), and tragedies, such as Blanca of Borbon (staged 1835). Gil y Zárate then turned to romanticism and wrote many antiabsolutist historical dramas, including Charles II the Bewitched (1837), William Tell (1838), and Valiant Guzmán (1847).


Obras dramáticas, vols. 1–5. Madrid, 1873.


Pastor Díaz, N. Galería de españoles célebres contemporáneos, vol. 2. Madrid, 1841.
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