Lorca Plays: One: Blood Wedding, Dona Rosita the Spinster, and Yerma

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These three tragedies were written at the height if Lorca's powers and display his innovative mix of Spanish popular tradition and modern dramatic technique. Blood Wedding tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage; Doña Rosita the Spinster follows the appalling fate of a young woman beguiled into the expectation of marriage and left stranded for a lifetime whilst Yerma is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of ...

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Lorca Plays: 1: Blood Wedding; Yerma; Dona Rosita the Spinster

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Overview

These three tragedies were written at the height if Lorca's powers and display his innovative mix of Spanish popular tradition and modern dramatic technique. Blood Wedding tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage; Doña Rosita the Spinster follows the appalling fate of a young woman beguiled into the expectation of marriage and left stranded for a lifetime whilst Yerma is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. Set in and around his home territory, Granada, the plays returban again and again to the lives of passionate individuals, particularly women, trapped by the social conventions of narrow peasant communities. The plays appear here in new playable translations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780413157805
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: World Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    Insightful, but dark

    This is an easy read, being written in play format; and the plays are not long. Lorca is good at reflecting the feelings of others. He understands their worries, agonies, anger, tenderness,etc. However, he is of a pessimistic dark nature, and it shows in the events of his plays. He is also a poet and can describe things beautifully. His plays take place in Spain in the 1930s. Having himself been raised in that country, the culture of the time is well reflected. Included along with Lorca's work are the interpretations and explanations of the translators.

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