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José Corrales is best known as a poet and playwright. Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba on October 20, 1937, he performed with Francisco Morin’s Promoteo theater group in Havana and wrote for Bohemia and La Gaceta de Cuba.
He left Cuba in 1964 Mexico and settled in New York the following year. Corrales soon became active with the local Hispanic theater community, serving as literary advisor for Dumé Spanish Theatre and also working with INTAR Theatre, Centro Cultural Cubano, and the Latin American Theater Ensemble. He also directed the Spanish Drama Club at Mercy College.
Corrales authored about 25 plays, among them Las hetairas habaneras with Manuel Pereiras García, Un vals de Chopin, and Los tres Marios y Cuestión de santidad. His poetry appeared in various magazines and anthologies in the United States and Spain. A large part of his works remain unpublished. José Corrales died in May 2002 in New York.
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The José Corrales Papers are organized into three series.
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The following scripts by others authors have been separated from the José Corrales Papers and added to the Cuban and Cuban-American Theater Collection (CHC5129):
Armand, José. Mátame…!, 1998
Cárdenas, Raúl de. Anécdotas de una habanera, 1987
Aquí no se baila el danzón, 1987
Arroz con mango, 1988
Así en Miami como en el cielo, 1985
El barbero de Mantilla, 1987
Las Carbonell, 1990
Dile a Fragancia que yo la quiero, 1985
En el barrio de Colón, 1985
A Family Remembrance, 1990
Luz Divina, Santera, espiritista de una a cinco, n.d.
Sucedió en la Habana, n.d.
Consuegra, Diosdado. La mansión del diablo sonriente, n.d
Cruz, Migdalia. Miriam y las flores, 1990
Estorino, Abelardo. La casa vieja, [196…]
Alliano, Alina. In the Belly of The Tropics, 1991
Machado, Eduardo. The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa, 1982
Martí, José. Abdala, [18…] (photocopy)
Monge Rafuls, Pedro, 1989
No one ever leaves, n.d.
La oreja militar, 1995
Monte Huidobro, Matías. La madre y la guillotina, 1961
Su cara mitad, n.d.
Pereiras García, Manuel. Love’s Madness, n.d.
Still Still, 1978
Rodríguez, Nelson. Vestido de novia, n.d.
Rosa, José de la. En otoño siempre llueve. n.d.
Shamsul Alan, Juan. Sod’s Children, n.d.
Theater Scripts Collection (CHC5259), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Herberto Dumé Papers (CHC 5141), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Manuel Pereiras García Scripts (CHC5215), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Writer Information. Cuban/Latino Theater Digital Archive. University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Sponsor Note: This collection processed with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
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