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Publisher Comments:

These three tragedies were written at the height if Lorca's powers and display his innovative mix of Spanish popular tradition and modern dramatic technique. Blood Wedding tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage; Doña Rosita the Spinster follows the appalling fate of a young woman beguiled into the expectation of marriage and left stranded for a lifetime whilst Yerma is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. Set in and around his home territory, Granada, the plays return again and again to the lives of passionate individuals, particularly women, trapped by the social conventions of narrow peasant communities. The plays appear here in new playable translations.

Synopsis:

Spain's most celebrated dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was murdered by Nationalist sympathizers shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. His plays are renowned for their evocation of the profound and primitive passions of Spanish peasant life, displaying an innovative mixture of modern dramatic technique with Spanish popular tradition. This volume contains three of his greatest plays and Lorca's intense, lyrical dialogue is perfectly captured in translations of Blood Wedding and Doña Rosita the Spinster by Gwynne Edwards and Yerma by Peter Luke.

Table of Contents

Blood wedding — Doäna Rosita the spinster — Yerma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413157805
Subtitle:
Blood Wedding; Yerma; Dona Rosita the Spinster
Author:
Garcia Lorca, Federico
Introduction:
Edwards, Gwynne
Author:
Luke, Peter
Author:
Lorca, Federico
Author:
Federico Garc
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
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Author:
Lorca, Federico Garcia
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spanish drama
Subject:
Garcia Lorca, Federico
Subject:
Spanish drama -- Translations into English.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
World Classics
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Spain's most celebrated dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was murdered by Nationalist sympathizers shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. His plays are renowned for their evocation of the profound and primitive passions of Spanish peasant life, displaying an innovative mixture of modern dramatic technique with Spanish popular tradition. This volume contains three of his greatest plays and Lorca's intense, lyrical dialogue is perfectly captured in translations of Blood Wedding and Doña Rosita the Spinster by Gwynne Edwards and Yerma by Peter Luke.
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