Collection CHC5149 - José Corrales Papers

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José Corrales Papers


  • 1950-2002 (Creation)


14 Boxes

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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 A large part of his works remain unpublished.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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This collection consists of the works of Cuban poet, playwright, and critic José Corrales (1937-2002), including published and unpublished scripts, poems, essays, stories, criticism, editorials, and articles. It also includes programs for performances of his plays and personal papers such as personal and business correspondence, financial records, and research notes.

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The José Corrales Papers are organized into three series.

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Evan Senreich, 2004 and Pedro Monge Rafuls, November 2010.

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Materials relating to José Corrales in the Pedro Monge Rafuls Collection have been separated and placed into the José Corrales Papers as of February, 2013.

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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

Angustias, 1992

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

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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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