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House of Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca

House of Bernarda Alba By Federico Garcia Lorca

House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca

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Lorca's tragic tale of the destruction of Bernarda Alba's family following the death of her husband. This Student Edition includes a commentary, chronology, notes and bibliography.

House of Bernarda Alba Summary

House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca

Bernarda Alba is a widow, and her five daughters are incarcerated in mourning along with her. One by one they make a bid for freedom, with tragic consequences. Lorca's tale depicts the repression of women within Catholic Spain in the years before the war.Edited with invaluable student notes - a must for students of Spanish drama

House of Bernarda Alba Reviews

'Lorca wanted to dress his characters in poetry and still show us their bones and blood. Nowhere is that more evident than in his last great play It is a play about what happens to hearts when they are walled up and denied the opportunity to swell with love and happiness.' Lyn Gardner, Guardian, 30.4.09

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. His body was never found. Gwynne Edwards is a specialist in Spanish theatre and cinema, until recently Professor of Spanish at the University of Aberystwyth. His books include: Lorca: The Theatre Beneath the Sand; Lorca: Living in the Theatre; Dramatists in Perspective: Spanish Theatre in the Twentieth Century; The Discreet Art of Luis Bunuel: and Almodovar: Labyrinths of Passion. He has also translated and adapted more than forty plays from Spanish, French and Italian, many of which have been staged at major theatres in Britain and the United States. He has published three collections of Lorca plays with Methuen Drama, together with student editions of Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba, and also collections of seventeenth-century Spanish and contemporary Spanish-American plays adapted from the correspondence and prose writings of Dylan Thomas.

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House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
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