Blood Wedding

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ISBN
9780571360147
Published
19/09/2019
9780571360147
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
80

About the Book

A bride promised. A blood vow broken. The vengeance of a village released.

I want you green. Green wind, green branches. Boat on the ocean. Horse on the mountain.

Written in the summer of 1932 with the Spanish civil war looming, Lorca's anarchic meditation on the fate of the individual versus society is a prophetic foreshadowing of the violence that would soon tear his beloved country apart and lead to his own tragic end.

The mysteries of love and hate are explored against the backdrop of a community gearing up to unleash these elemental forces upon itself, with unstoppable consequences.

What is done cannot be undone.

Marina Carr's version of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding
premiered at the Young Vic, London, in September 2019.

A bride promised. A blood vow broken. The vengeance of a village released.I want you green. Green wind, green branches. Boat on the ocean. Horse on the mountain. Written in the summer of 1932 with the Spanish civil war looming, Lorca's anarchic meditation on the fate of the individual versus society is a prophetic foreshadowing of the violence that would soon tear his beloved country apart and lead to his own tragic end.The mysteries of love and hate are explored against the backdrop of a community gearing up to unleash these elemental forces upon itself, with unstoppable consequences.What is done cannot be undone.Marina Carr's version of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Weddingpremiered at the Young Vic, London, in September 2019.
  • Federico Garcia Lorca

    Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 - 1936), poet and dramatist was one the greatest Spanish writers of the twentieth-century. He was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of thirty-eight at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

  • Translated By: Marina Carr

    Brought up in County Offaly, Marina Carr graduated form University College Dublin in 1987 with a degree in English and Philosophy. She was Writer-in-Residence at the Abbey and Trinity College Dublin. Her plays include The Cordelia Dream (RSC), Marble (Abbey, Teatro Vascello Rome), 16 Possible Glimpses (Abbey), Phaedra Backwards (Mccarter Princeton), On Raftery's Hill (Royal Court, London), Portia Coughlan (Royal Court and the Abbey Dublin), By the Bog of Cats (Abbey, Dublin and Wyndham's Theatre, London), The Mai (Peacock, Dublin/Abbey, Dublin/Tricycle/McCarter, Princeton), Low In The Dark (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), Ullaloo (Abbey, Dublin Theatre Festival), Ariel (Abbey), and two plays for children, As Meat Is To Salt (Abbey) and The Giant Blue Hand (The Ark). Awards include Irish Times Playwright Award 1998, The Susan Smith Blackburn Award for Portia Coughlan, Best New Irish Play at Dublin Theatre Festival 1994, The EM Foster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American/ Ireland Fund Award, The Macaulay Fellowship and The Hennessy Award. She is a member of Aosdána.

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