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JOSE DE CARIZARES (1676-1750)

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 184 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOSE DE CARIZARES (1676-1750), Spanish dramatist, was born at Madrid on the 4th of July 1676, entered the army, and retired with the rank of captain in 1702 to act as censor of the Madrid theatres and steward to the duke of Osuna. In his fourteenth year Canizares recast a play by Lope de Vega under the title of Las Cuentas del Gran Capittn, and he speedily became a fashionable playwright. His originality, however, is slight, and El D4mine Lucas, the only one of his pieces that is still read, is an adaptation from Lope de Vega. Canizares produced a version of Racine's I phigenie shortly before 1716, and is to some extent responsible for the destruction of the old Spanish drama. He died on the 4th of September 1750, at Madrid.
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