The House of Bernarda Alba (Lujan/O'Connell, trans.)

by  Richard O'Connell, James Graham Lujan, Federico García Lorca

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10f

"Extremely absorbing.... Exciting, vigorous, and memorable." - Variety

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. Ea…

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The House of Bernarda Alba (Lujan/O'Connell, trans.)

by  Richard O'Connell James Graham Lujan Federico García Lorca

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The House of Bernarda Alba (Lujan/O'Connell, trans.)

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    10f
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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. In Lorca: Three Tragedies
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"Extremely absorbing.... Exciting, vigorous, and memorable." - Variety

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Authors

Richard O'Connell

Richard O'Connell

James Graham  Lujan

James Graham Lujan

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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