The House of Bernarda Alba (Dewell/Zapata, trans.)

by  Carmen Zapata, Federico García Lorca, Michael Dewell

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10f

The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies is realistic and lyrical. Bernarda is a stern matriarch obsessed with family honor. Just widowed, she announces to her five daughters that they will enter a traditional 8 year period of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love but with the doors clampe…

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The House of Bernarda Alba (Dewell/Zapata, trans.)

by  Carmen Zapata Federico García Lorca Michael Dewell

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The House of Bernarda Alba (Dewell/Zapata, trans.)

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The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies is realistic and lyrical. Bernarda is a stern matriarch obsessed with family honor. Just widowed, she announces to her five daughters that they will enter a traditional 8 year period of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love but with the doors clamped shut, they silently turn to other pursuits. All except one, who manages to have a secret tryst with a scurrilous suitor who is betrothed to the eldest daughter. Discovery results in a tragic climax that is unrelenting in its severity and terror.
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Carmen Zapata

Carmen Margarita Zapata (born July 15, 1927) is an American actress. Zapata was born in New York City to a Mexican father and an Argentine mother. She has been in over one hundred movies and shows, including Batman: The Animated Series, Married... with Children, Sister Act, and she was Carmen ...

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Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936) is widely considered to be Spain's most important playwright and poet. He and his close friend Salvador Dalí took the literary and artistic worlds by storm in the 1920's, introducing daring explorations of desire, sexuality and surrealism. Mr. Lorca's two poetry c ...

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Michael Dewell

Michael Dewell

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