Alfonso Paso Gil Archive

(Madrid, 1926 – Madrid 1978)

Date added: 2014

Contains: Handwritten works, correspondence, press articles and reviews, personal and professional photographs, programmes, posters, private documentation and other materials.

Archivo Alfonso Paso Gil

Description of the archive

Identification details

Reference code: ES.28006.BFJM/LAP

Title/Name: Alfonso Paso Gil Archive

Dates: 1946-1987

Citation format: Alfonso Paso Gil Archive (Library of the Juan March Foundation. Madrid)

Description level: Collection


Archival history: All the papers of Alfonso Paso Gil remained in his possession during his lifetime. In 2014 his daughter, Mrs. Almudena Paso, formally handed the dramaturgist's archive over to the Foundation's Spanish Contemporary Music and Theatre Library.

Institutional history/biographical sketch: Alfonso Paso Gil was born in Madrid in 1926, son of the playwright Antonio Cano Paso and actress Joan Gil. He graduated in Philosophy, in the field of American History and Archaeology, and also in Journalism, and played his activity in the world of journalism, film and theater, working in leading newspapers of the time, and as actor, writer, director and entrepreneur,. He received numerous awards (Arniches Carlos National Theatre, Álvarez Quintero, Medal of Merit at Work, etc.) and wrote over two hundred plays, premiered worldwide, among which can be highlighted "Usted puede ser un asesino" (You can be a murderer ,1957), "Vamos a contar mentiras" (Let's tell lies, 1961), "Enseñar a un sinvergüenza" (Teaching a bastard, 1967, "El zorro y el escorpión" (The Fox and the scorpion, 1977), etc. He died in Madrid in 1978.

Manner of acquisition: DONATION

Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Most of the documents in this collection belong to one or other of the following groups: handwritten and printed works, press clippings, theater programmes, professional and personal photographs, personal papers and a collection of correspondence.

Evaluation, selection, removal: Given their historical interest, all the documents are to be preserved permanently, in accordance with Law 16/1985 of 25 June on Spanish Historical Heritage.

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions governing access: The documents are open to all.

Conditions governing reproduction: Reproduction is permitted for research and study purposes, subject to prior authorisation by the heirs.

Language/script(s) of the documents: The predominant language is Spanish.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Most of the documents are in good condition.

Notes and Control

Notes: The collection is digitized

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