The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba : In a New English Version by David Hare

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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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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 127 x 196 x 7mm | 96g
  • Faber & Faber Plays
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0571227570
  • 9780571227570
  • 315,251

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About 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. David Hare is a playwright and filmmaker. His stage plays include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton) Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy's View, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, South Downs, The Absence of War and The Judas Kiss. His films for cinema and television include Wetherby, The Hours, Damage, The Reader and the Worricker trilogy: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield. He has written English adaptations of plays by Pirandello, Chekhov, Brecht, Schnitzler, Lorca, Gorky and Ibsen. For fifteen years he was an Associate Director of the National Theatre.

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