The House of Bernarda Alba

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Federico Garcia Lorca translated by David Hare

DOI: 10.5040/9780571284702.00000006
Acts: 3. Roles: Male (0) , Female (17) , Neutral (0)

Finished just two months before the author's murder on 18 August 1936 by a gang of Franco's supporters, The House of Bernarda Alba is now accepted as Lorca's great masterpiece of love and loathing.

Five daughters live together in a single household with a tyrannical mother. When the father of all but the eldest girl dies, a cynical marriage is advanced which will have tragic consequences for the whole family. Lorca's fascinatingly modern play, rendered here in an English version by David Hare, speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does as domestic drama.

This version of The House of Bernarda Alba premiered at the National Theatre, London, in March 2005.

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Faber and Faber

Federico Garcia Lorca translated by David Hare

ISBN: 9780571227570

Series: Faber Drama

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