Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Alejandro Casona began his career as a poet but published only two slim volumes, of no particular distinction. He earned the Premio Nacional de Literatura (national prize for literature) in 1932 for his collection of myths retold for children, Flor de leyendas (1933; flower of legends). Otherwise, aside from some desultory contributions to literary criticism and a few translations, Casona wrote only for the stage and screen. His film credits include versions of several of his own plays, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Et dukkehjem (1879; A Doll’s House, 1880), and original screenplays.