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The House of Bernarda Alba

Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by David Hare

The House of Bernarda Alba – David Hare’s translation of a play by Federico García Lorca, the great Spanish playwright and poet – speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does a domestic drama.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571227570
Date Published
17.03.2005
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Summary

Finished just two months before the author’s murder on 18 August 1936 by a gang of Franco’s supporters, The House of Bernarda Alba is now accepted as Lorca’s great masterpiece of love and loathing.

Five daughters live together in a single household with a tyrannical mother. When the father of all but the eldest girl dies, a cynical marriage is advanced which will have tragic consequences for the whole family. Lorca’s fascinatingly modern play, rendered here in an English version by David Hare, speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does as domestic drama.

The House of Bernarda Alba premiered at the National Theatre, London, in March 2005.

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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.

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