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Yerma
     

Yerma

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by Federico Garcia Lorca, Francisco Gracia Lorca (Translator), Ian Macpherson (Translator)
 

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One of Lorca's best known plays tells the story of a young peasant wife in rural Spain whose sole conscious desire is to embody what she regards as the natural, moral and social laws governing her life as a woman in motherhood.

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One of Lorca's best known plays tells the story of a young peasant wife in rural Spain whose sole conscious desire is to embody what she regards as the natural, moral and social laws governing her life as a woman in motherhood.

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The translation was made for the Peoples Theatre in Newcastle by Professor I.R.Macpherson and Dr J. Minett (University of Durham), and is presented alongside the original Spanish text in which the dramatists own voice is there to speak for itself." The book is enhanced by John Lyons "excellent introduction to Lorcas life and work... and Minetts perceptive discussion of the play"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856683374
Publisher:
Aris & Phillips
Publication date:
12/01/1987
Series:
Hispanic Classics Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Federico García Lorca was born in 1898, in Andalusia, Spain. A poet and dramatist, and also a gifted painter and pianist, his early popular ballads earned him the title of "poet of the gypsies." In 1930 he turned his attention to theater, visiting remote villages and playing classic and new works for peasant audiences. In 1936, he was murdered.

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Yerma 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
yerma the title of lorka's tragdy seems a bit too siplistic,taking in view the undreneath burning sense of deprivation in the heroine.