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Dona Rosita the Spinster Federico Garcia Lorca

Dona Rosita the Spinster By Federico Garcia Lorca

Dona Rosita the Spinster by Federico Garcia Lorca


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Summary

A student edition of Lorca's moving play about fading beauty and thwarted love, presented with parallel English and Spanish texts. A full commentary, notes and questions help students' appreciation of the play.

Dona Rosita the Spinster Summary

Dona Rosita the Spinster by Federico Garcia Lorca

In Dona Rosita the Spinster, set in Granada around 1900, Lorca paints a sympathetic picture of a young girl as she waits in vain for her fiance to return and her hopes of marriage fade. The fate of Rosita, symbolised by the rosa mutabile, which pales from red to pink to white in the course of a day, appears the more poignant as Lorca casts a satirical eye at the middle-class society of Granada by which she is surrounded. First performed in 1935, Dona Rosita was greeted as one of Lorca's finest achievements and it remains a classic work of Spanish theatre alongside Lorca's Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba and Yerma. This Student Edition features parallel English and Spanish texts of the play, together with a full commentary, questions and a bibliography. 'Dona Rosita is the most accessible and personal of all his plays - a wistful tragic-comedy of unfulfilled love' Guardian

Dona Rosita the Spinster Reviews

'Lorca at his most Chekhovian' Daily Telegraph 'Dona Rosita is the most accessible and personal of all his plays - a wistful tragic-comedy of unfulfilled love' Guardian '[In] this delicately moving play, about fading beauty and passing time... realism mixes effortlessly with symbolism. Dona Rosita is a touchingly accurate picture of a woman sustained by an illusion. But she also becomes an emblem of Spanish womanhood victimised by men' Guardian 'A desolate comedy of thwarted love, which ... shows Lorca's world in a fresh light' Evening Standard 'Lyrical and atmospheric...Around this sad, simple story, Lorca weaves a lament for mutability and waste' Sunday Telegraph

About Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca was born in 1898, in Andalusia, Spain. A poet and dramatist, and also a gifted painter and pianist, his early popular ballads earned him the title of 'poet of the gypsies'. In 1930 he turned his attention to theatre, visiting remote villages and playing classic and new works for peasant audiences. In 1936, shortly after the outbreak of Civil War, he was murdered by Nationalist partisans.

Additional information

GOR005576255
9781408105054
1408105055
Dona Rosita the Spinster by Federico Garcia Lorca
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-07-02
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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