Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

María Luisa Algarra [1916–1957]

Date of Birth: 1916 Barcelona/Spain
Died: 1957 Mexico (age 42)

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Catalan dramatist involved in the French Resistance during the Second World War, exiled in Mexico.

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1935 Barcelona
Wins the Concurso Teatral Universitario prize for her first play, Judith.
1936 Barcelona
Receives a law degree from the Universitat Autónoma.
1936 Barcelona
Judith staged by Enrique Borrás at the Teatro Poliorama.
1939 Le Vernet/France
Leaves Spain for France, where she joins the Resistance. Interned in the Vernet concentration camp.
1942 Mexico
Granted political asylum in Mexico, where she marries the painter José Reyes Meza and remains until her death.
1944 Mexico
La primavera inútil premiered by the Grupo Proa at the Teatro del Sindicato de Electricistas.
1953 Mexico
Casandra o la llave sin puerta performed at the Sala Molière, directed by Pedro Galván.
1954 Mexico City
Los años de prueba awarded a prize at the Concurso Nacional de Teatro.
2004 Mexico City
Sombra de alas staged at the Foro de Casa de Teatro.
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María Luisa Algarra, una autora del exilio: trayectoria dramática
Website by Juan Pablo Heras González, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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