Sánchez, Florencio

Sánchez, Florencio

(flōrān`syō sän`chās), 1875–1910, Uruguayan playwright. His many plays concern pastoral life in the region of the Río de la Plata. Sánchez's style owes much to the naturalism of IbsenIbsen, Henrik
, 1828–1906, Norwegian dramatist and poet. His early years were lonely and miserable. Distressed by the consequences of his family's financial ruin and on his own at sixteen, he first was apprenticed to an apothecary.
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, although it has none of its refinements. His major plays include La gringa [the foreign girl] (1904) and Barranca abajo [down the cliffs] (1905).
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