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He is considered one of the founding fathers of theater in the River Plate region of Argentina and Uruguay. At a very young age, he published a few satirical articles in a newspaper and participated as actor and author in some family musicals with staged representations.
His intense works in journalism and theater unfolded in these cities. The critical and scathing realism was apparent in his literary work for the newspaper; this writing style would later characterize his theatrical productions. He remained there for two years. He published interviews and wrote political articles in which he incorporated dialogues among the protagonists. In Buenos Aires, he began to make a name for himself as a journalist. He started to participate in intellectual circles and the Buenos Aires night life.
In , when the civil war broke out in Uruguay, he returned to his home country and fought under Aparicio Saravia , thus continuing his family's history of political action. Shortly after his wartime service, his political affiliation with anarchy began. It was a success, and he followed up with a short but intense period of playwriting, with similar success in both Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
These new plays included a farce entitled La gente honesta "The Honest People" and perhaps his most famous play, Canillita "The Newspaper Vendor" , both also written in Canillita has been interpreted by a Spanish operetta company.
His unorganized economic life caused him to sell his plays to several impresarios and theater actors for very little, when he needed money. He frequently accepted advances for plays which he had not yet finished or begun writing, and he sometimes wrote plays hurriedly, giving them away without final revisions. He contracted tuberculosis , which was spreading rapidly during the late s and early s. For many years, he had intended to travel to Europe to create a socially and economically successful play.
In , he found an opportunity to go and boarded the Italian ship Principe di Udine on September 25, arriving in Genova on October In Italy, he dedicated himself finding a way to connect with the theater companies, for an opportunity to see his plays produced in Spain and France. Upon receiving francs in for his play Los muertos "The Dead" , he spent all of his money in just a few days in Niza on women and gambling in casinos.
After traveling through much of Italy and southern France, he went to Milan, an important center for theater, to contact with some theater impresarios. However, his disease was affecting his health and he was ordered to travel to Switzerland because it was believed that the pure Alpine air would help him. After arriving in Switzerland by train, he was refused service by hotels and hospitals because of his contagious disease.
He returned to Milan and was admitted to a hospital in Milan on November 2 and died on November 7. He was thirty-five years old. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Montevideo , Uruguay. Milan , Italy. The infectious disease is highly contagious and affects the ability to breathe, gradually ruining the lungs' surfaces. A victim of tuberculosis would cough frequently and expel blood from the lungs. Cambridge University Press.
Disillusioned by the revolution of , he abandoned traditional politics for anarchism. Authority control autores. Categories : births deaths People from Montevideo Deaths in Milan Uruguayan anarchists Argentine anarchists Uruguayan dramatists and playwrights Male dramatists and playwrights Uruguayan male writers Uruguayan politicians Burials at the Central Cemetery of Montevideo.
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He is considered one of the founding fathers of theater in the River Plate region of Argentina and Uruguay. At a very young age, he published a few satirical articles in a newspaper and participated as actor and author in some family musicals with staged representations. His intense works in journalism and theater unfolded in these cities. The critical and scathing realism was apparent in his literary work for the newspaper; this writing style would later characterize his theatrical productions. He remained there for two years. He published interviews and wrote political articles in which he incorporated dialogues among the protagonists.
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