Enrique Jardiel Poncela

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Enrique Jardiel Poncela


Born
in Madrid, Spain
October 15, 1901

Died
February 18, 1952

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Enrique Jardiel Poncela (Madrid, 1901), Spanish writer and playwright, is one of the most relevant Spanish comedians and dramaturges of the 20th Century. His writing is related to the Avant-garde and the Theatre of the Absurd. His comedies are restaged to this day, receiving great popular and critical acclaim. His novels are also reprinted every year: today, a great number of reeditions, biographies, theatres and documentaries claim his importance. Many films are based on his texts. He’s an essential figure in order to understand contemporary Spanish theatre.

Jardiel Poncela was awarded the most prestigious of all prizes in Spanish language dramaturgy: the National Theatre Prize, in 1945.

Average rating: 3.89 · 2,740 ratings · 166 reviews · 76 distinct worksSimilar authors
Eloísa está debajo de un al...

3.76 avg rating — 568 ratings — published 1940 — 6 editions
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Amor se escribe sin hache

4.14 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 1929 — 11 editions
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Cuatro corazones con freno ...

3.56 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
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La Tournée de Dios

4.14 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1932 — 10 editions
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¡Espérame en Siberia, vida ...

4.02 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1930 — 7 editions
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Pero... ¿hubo alguna vez on...

4.12 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1931 — 8 editions
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Eloísa está debajo de un al...

3.85 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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Los ladrones somos gente ho...

3.75 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1940 — 4 editions
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Usted tiene ojos de mujer f...

4.08 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1932
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Novísimas aventuras de Sher...

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3.72 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1928
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