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Tirso de Molina (1570?–1648)

Molina, Tirso de (Maestro Fray Gabriel Téllez) (tel’yāth). A Spanish dramatist; born in Madrid, some time between 1570 and 1585; died in Soria, about 1648. He is said to have written about 300 plays, but only 59 are extant. The most famous is ‘El Burlador de Sevilla,’ the Don Juan story. He wrote several autos or religious pieces; and two collections of stories after the fashion of the ‘Decameron,’—the ‘Cigarrales de Toledo’ (1621 or 1624), and ‘Deleitar Aprovechando’ (unfinished, 1625).