teatro por horas

Definition

Theater

  • In late 19th-century Spain, a type of light comedy drama. Derivedfrom the sainete, it began in about 1868 and reached theheight of its popularity just before the turn of the century. Theone-act plays satirized everyday Spanish life, especially in Madrid.The vogue for the teatro por horas was associated with therevival of the musical zarzuela. They were superseded bythe astracanadas, comic sketches noted for their bad puns andunrealistic plots.
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