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 with her. one after the other they make a bid for freedom, with tragic outcomes. Lorca's story depicts the repression of girls inside Catholic Spain within the years ahead of the conflict. Edited with valuable 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 history and that 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 condo of Bernarda Alba (Spanish: los angeles casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play via the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Commentators have frequently grouped it with Blood marriage ceremony and Yerma as a "rural trilogy". Lorca didn't comprise 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 ahead of the author's homicide by means of the Nationalists (fascists) throughout the Spanish Civil battle. The play was once first played in 1945. The play facilities at the occasions of a home in Andalusia in the course of a interval of mourning, during which Bernarda Alba (aged 60) wields overall regulate 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 dwell there.
The planned exclusion of any male personality from the motion is helping building up the excessive point of sexual rigidity that's current through the play. Pepe "el Romano", the affection curiosity of Bernarda's daughters and suitor of Angustias, by no means seems to be on degree. The play explores topics of repression, ardour, and conformity, and inspects the consequences of fellows upon women."
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Extra resources for House Of / La Casa de Bernarda Alba (Methuen Student Edition)
Mine died a long time ago. Don't you remember him any more? BERNARDA. You owe this man, your sisters' father, more than your own! Thanks to this man you have a fortune. ANGUSTIAS . BERNARDA. THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA ACT ONE colmada tu fortuna. ANGUSTIAS. ¡Eso lo teníamos que ver! BERNARDA. ¡Aunque fuera por decencia! Por respeto. ANGUSTIAS. Madre, déjeme usted salir. BERNARDA. ¿Salir? Después que te haya quitado esos polvos de la cara. ¡Suavona! ¡yeyo! ¡espejo de tus tías! ) ¡Ahora vete! PONCIA.
66-Bo Bardem, J. , notes on the play in F. G. ), 'La casa de Bernarda Alba' y el teatro de Lorca, Madrid, Catedra, 1985, pp. , '"Santa Barbara" and La casa de Bernarda Alba', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 47 (1970), pp. iJerature: Icons and Fallm Ifklls, Berkdey, University of California Press, 1983, pp. s, Themes in Drama, 7, Cambridge University· Press, 1g85, pp. , notes on the play in F. G . ), 'La casa de Bemarda Alha ... ', op. , pp. ), 'la casa de Bemarda Alha .. ', op. , pp. , 'The way things are: Towards a definition of Lorcan tragedy', Anales de Ill likramra espaiiolll conlonporlmuz, 21 (tgg6), pp.
BERNARDA. And they come to funerals for that! (With curiosity. ) What were they talking about? PONCIA. 26 Hablaban de Paca la Roseta. Anoche ataron a su marido a un pesebre y a ella se la llevaron a la grupa del caballo hasta lo alto del olivar. BERNARDA. ¿Y ella? PONCIA. Ella tan conforme. Dicen que iba con los pechos fuera y Maximiliano la llevaba cogida como si tocara la guitarra. ¡Un horror! BERNARDA. ¿Y qué pasó? PONCIA. Lo que tenía que pasar. Volvieron casi de día. Paca la Roseta traía el pelo suelto y una corona de flores en la cabeza.