María de Navas

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María de Navas Bocos (18 March 1678 – 5 March 1721), was a Spanish stage actress born in Milan, known as La Milanesa.

She was born to a family of actors, the daughter of Alonso de Navas and María Bocos.[1] She belonged to the more famous and popular groups of her era, known for her male roles and was active both as a playwright and as a theater director and leader of her own theater company. She was involved in a case were her personal morals were questioned by a false biography, which attracted a lot of attention.[2]

She died in Madrid in 1721.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spain, Select Baptisms, 1502-1940. Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Castrillo de Duero, Valladolid, Spain. Father: Alonso De Navas. Mother: Maria Bocos.
  2. ^ Hormigón, Juan Antonio (1996). Autoras en la Historia del Teatro Español (1500-1994). Madrid: Publicaciones de la Asociación de Directores de Escena de España. pp. alfabético. ISBN 9788487591570.