Person - Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín (1873-1944)

Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín (1873-1944)




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Álvarez Quintero, Joaquín (1873-1944)

Fechas de existencia:

Utrera (Sevilla, España)  1873 - 1944


Spanish popular playwright, poet, narrator and journalist. He was born in Utrera, Seville, in 1873 and passed away in Madrid in 1944. His main occupation was as collaborator and author of theatre works that soon became popular, and that he wrote together with his brother Serafín, two years older than him. Members of the Royal Spanish Academy, they were known as Quintero brothers or Álvarez Quintero brothers.

They both followed the same career, so Joaquín also worked for quite some time as an employee at the Treasury Department in Seville, although he already collaborated in various publications such as “El Diablo Cojuelo” and he used to write too. Quintero brothers were strongly attached to each other and they would always work together in the theatre field. Because of that, as soon as they started to gain recognition they moved to Madrid. In all, they produced more than two hundred works of the so-called genre ‘chico’. Some of the more successful works were: “El patio” (1900), “El genio alegre” (1906), “Puebla de las mujeres” (1912), “El mundo es un pañuelo” (1920) and “Mariquilla Terremoto” (1930).

When Serafín passed away in 1938, Joaquin kept writing on behalf of both.

His theatre works transmitted a positive and kind vision of life and, although they also wrote dramatic comedies that counted with the audience support, these were considered of few value by the critic. An example of their known dramatic comedies could be “Malvaloca” (1912).


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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Utrera (Sevilla, España) in 1873

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Álvarez Quintero, Serafín (1871-1938)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

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