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House of Bernarda Alba

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ISBN-10: 1934768081

ISBN-13: 9781934768082

Edition: 1936

Authors: Federico Garc�a Lorca, Borja Rodriguez Gutierrez

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As he wrote La casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca explained: drama is poetry that escapes the book and becomes human. And as it is being made it talks and shouts, cries and despairs. Lorca saw in theatre the most perfect means to reach peoples souls, more immediate and effective than poetry, and he kindled this possibility even amidst difficult times. Lorca is, mainly, a poet, and as so his plays possess great visual as well as linguistic virtue. The last of the rural tragedies Bernarda Alba was preceded by Bodas de sangre (1933) and Yerma (1934) was finished in June 1936. It was meant to open in Buenos Aires in October, played by the Margarita Xirgu company, but Lorca was…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1936
Publisher: Stockcero, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462

Garcia Lorca is perhaps the best known of modern Spanish writers, partly because of his brutal execution outside Granada by Franco's army at the beginning of the civil war, but primarily because of his genius for poetry and drama. In 1928 Lorca published Gypsy Ballads, which won him immediate success and is considered one of the most important volumes of poetry of the century. Attracted to the gypsies for their exotic folklore, sexual vitality, and their status as a group on the fringe of Spanish society, Lorca enlarged the gypsy people and their traditions to mythical proportions. Nature takes on human form while reality acquires a dreamlike quality in this powerful transformation of the…