Fire, Blood and the Alphabet: One Hundred Years of Lorca

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This volume celebrates the life and work of Federico García Lorca, Spain's greatest modern poet and dramatist. The contributors are a stimulating blend of academics, poets and theatre professionals, all responding in a variety of ways to the creative challenges of Lorca's legacy. Alan Lyddiard and other directors discuss staging Lorca's plays. The celebrated artist and stage designer Frederic Amat talks about his filming of Lorca's surrealist screenplay Voyage to the Moon. Professor Paul Julian Smith of ...

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Overview

This volume celebrates the life and work of Federico García Lorca, Spain's greatest modern poet and dramatist. The contributors are a stimulating blend of academics, poets and theatre professionals, all responding in a variety of ways to the creative challenges of Lorca's legacy. Alan Lyddiard and other directors discuss staging Lorca's plays. The celebrated artist and stage designer Frederic Amat talks about his filming of Lorca's surrealist screenplay Voyage to the Moon. Professor Paul Julian Smith of University of Cambridge and other academic specialists discuss the continuing vitality of Lorca's poetry, theatre and paintings. Experienced translators talk about the problems and opportunities in translating Lorca's poems and plays, and take up the creative challenge of producing adaptations of a single sonnet, "Wounds of Love." There is also a translation of an ode to Lorca by Pablo Neruda and contributions by leading poets Brendan Kennelly, Merryn Williams and John Clifford.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719081828
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: Durham Modern Languages Series
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sebastian Doggart is a translator and director of Spanish and Latin American plays and organiser of the Newcastle Lorca Fiesta. Michael Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Durham.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledegments
• List of illustrations
• Federico García Lorca: list of works mentioned in this volume * Introduction — Michael Thompson * The Lorca Fiesta: celebrating the centenary in Newcastle — Sebastian Doggart
• Reassessing the impact of Lorca’s work * Lorca’s legacy: writing in the institution — Paul Julian Smith
• Lorca 1919–1929 — Gwynne Edwards * García Lorca: after New York — David Johnston * ‘Poetry that gets up off the page and becomes human’: poetic coherence and eccentricity in Lorca’s theatre — Michael Thompson * Lluís Pasqual’s unknown Lorcas — Maria Delgado
• Lorca, Don Cristóbal and the Carnivalesque — Cariad Astles
• Learning from the Master: Lorca’s homage to Picasso — Jacqueline Cockburban
• Creative responses
• The Death of Lorca — Merryn Williams
• The night jourbaney — John Clifford
• Ode to Federico Gacía Lorca by Pablo Neruda — translated by Sebastian Doggart
• Notes on Voyage to the Moon — Frederic Amat
• Irish ReLorcations — Colin Teevan
• Looking for Lorca: a legacy in the Americas — Caridad Svich
• Director’s panel discussion — Alison Andrews, Hayley Carmichael, John Clifford, Sebastian
• Doggart, Paul Hunter, David Johnston, Alan Lyddiard
• Translating Lorca ‘Combined tactics’ in translating Lorca — Nicholas Round * Translators’ panel discussion: John Clifford, John Edmunds, Gwynne Edwards, David Johnston, Nicholas Round, Colin Teevan, Merryn Williams
‘Sixteen Wounds of Love’: translations of ‘Llagas de amor’ by John Clifford, Candida Clark, Sebastian Doggart, John Edmunds, Gwynne Edwards, James Flint, Paula Guarderas, Brendan Kennelly, John Kerr, Caridad Svich, Colin Teevan, Mark Westcott, Merryn Williams
The Maiden, the Sailor and the Student, translated by Sebastian Doggart

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