Three Plays: Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba
In these three plays, Federico García Lorca’s acknowledged masterpieces, he searched for a contemporary mode of tragedy and reminded his audience that dramatic poetry—or poetic drama—depends less on formal convention that on an elemental, radical outlook on human life. His images are beautiful and exact, but until now no translator had ever been able to make his characters speak unaffectedly on the American stage. Michael Dewell of the National Repertory Theatre and Carmen Zapata of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts have created these versions expressly for the stage. The results, both performable and readable, have been thoroughly revised for this edition, which has an introduction by Christopher Maurer, the general editor of the Complete Poetical Works of García Lorca.
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Review: Three Plays: Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda AlbaUser Review - cras culture - Goodreads
I actually read an oxford worlds classics edition of these plays which contained the three mentioned here plus 'dona rosita the spinster'. 'The spinster' was perhaps my favorite in my book, but NEways ... Read full review
Review: Three Plays: Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda AlbaUser Review - Marion - Goodreads
This was my first taste of Lorca, and the poetic style of the dialogue made me really want to read his poetry! I was fascinated by the characters and depth of these plays. I think I would likely gain ... Read full review