By Federico García Lorca
This Methuen version has either the unique Spanish and translated English side-by-side.
Bernarda Alba is a widow, and her 5 daughters are incarcerated in mourning together with her. one after the other they make a bid for freedom, with tragic effects. Lorca's story depicts the repression of ladies inside of Catholic Spain within the years ahead of the battle. Edited with necessary scholar notes - a needs to for college students of Spanish drama.
Federico Garcia Lorca: 1898-1936
Lorca and the theatre of his time
The real-life resource of the home of Bernarda Alba
The social heritage and which means of the play
the wider which means: symbolism and imagery
The play as tragedy
Staging of Lorca's performs in his lifetime
creation background of the home of Bernarda Alba
The Spanish text
LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA - the home OF BERNARDA ALBA
Acto Primero / Act One
Acto Segundo / Act Two
Acto Tercero / Act Three
Wikipedia says "The condominium of Bernarda Alba (Spanish: los angeles casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play by way of the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Commentators have frequently grouped it with Blood marriage ceremony and Yerma as a "rural trilogy". Lorca didn't contain it in his plan for a "trilogy of the Spanish earth" (which remained unfinished on the time of his murder).
Lorca defined the play in its subtitle as a drama of ladies within the villages of Spain. the home of Bernarda Alba was once Lorca's final play, accomplished on 19 June 1936, months prior to the author's homicide through the Nationalists (fascists) through the Spanish Civil battle. The play used to be first played in 1945. The play facilities at the occasions of a home in Andalusia in the course of a interval of mourning, within which Bernarda Alba (aged 60) wields overall keep watch over over her 5 daughters Angustias (39 years old), Magdalena (30), Amelia (27), Martirio, (24), and Adela (20). The housekeeper (La Poncia) and Bernarda's aged mom (María Josefa) additionally reside there.
The planned exclusion of any male personality from the motion is helping building up the excessive point of sexual pressure that's current through the play. Pepe "el Romano", the affection curiosity of Bernarda's daughters and suitor of Angustias, by no means seems on degree. The play explores issues of repression, ardour, and conformity, and inspects the results of guys upon women."