Other Literary Forms
Although Jacinto Benavente y Martínez is recognized almost exclusively as a playwright, he also wrote poems (Versos, 1893), short stories (Vilanos, 1905), articles on the theater (Teatro del pueblo, 1909), newspaper articles (De sobremesa, 1910-1916), lectures (Conferencias, 1924), and memoirs (Recuerdos y olvidos: Memorias, 1962). He also translated William Shakespeare’s King Lear (pr. c. 1605-1606), though the translation was never performed, and, in 1897, Molière’s Dom Juan: Ou, Le Festin de Pierre (pr. 1665; Don Juan, 1755). All his works are included in the eleven-volume Obras completas (1952-1964).