"Shoemaker's Wife", " Don Perlimplin"; "Puppet Play of Don Christobel", Butterfly's Evil Spell", "When Five Years Pass" v.2
By (author) Federico Garcia Lorca
Edited by Gwynne Edwards
Translated by Gwynne Edwards
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Plays by Federico Garcia Lorca
Book Description"Lorca is one of the few indisputably great dramatists of the twentieth century" Observer The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife and The Love of Don Perlimplin use an old story of the old man married to the young wife to expose the social attitudes of a traditional Spain bound by rigid concepts of decency, reputation and honour. The Puppet Play deploys the puppets' uninhibited and passionate emotions as a direct attack on the 'tedious triviality' of commercial theatre. The Butterfly's Evil Spell explores the themes of love and frustration, while When Five Years Pass is a surrealist play with references to the film Un Chien Andalou [The Andalusian Dog] by Lorca's friend and collaborator, Luis Bunuel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413622600
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Federico Garcia Lorca
Dona Rosita La Soltera, Paperback / softback (January 2014)
"Me he acostumbrado a vivir muchos anos fuera de mi, pensando en cosas que estaban muy lejos, y ahora que estas cosas ya no existen sigo dando vueltas y mas vueltas buscando una salida que no he de encontrar nunca."Dona Rosita la soltera (1935) presenta
Casa de Bernarda Alba, Paperback / softback (January 2014)
Poeta, dramaturgo y prosista . Adscrito a la llamada generacion del 27, es el poeta de mayor influencia y popularidad de la literatura espanola del siglo XX.
Selected Poems, Paperback (June 2013)
A collection to introduce English readers to the wonders of Lorca's poetry
Poet in New York, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Federico Garcia Lorca
Timed to coincide with the citywide celebration of Garcia Lorca in New York planned for 2013, this edition includes Garcia Lorca's letters to his family describing his feelings about America and his temporary home there, the annotated photographs that accompany those letters, a prose poem, notes, and an interpretive lecture by Garcia himself.
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Author Biography - Federico Garcia Lorca
Federico Garcia Lorca was born in 1898, in Andalusia, Spain. A poet and dramatist, and also a gifted painter and pianist, his early popular ballads earned him the title of 'poet of the gypsies'. In 1930 he turned his attention to theatre, visiting remote villages and playing classic and new works for peasant audiences. In 1936, shortly after the outbreak of Civil War, he was murdered by Nationalist partisans. His body was never found. Gwynne Edwards is a specialist in Spanish theatre and cinema, until recently Professor of Spanish at the University of Aberystwyth. His books include: Lorca: The Theatre Beneath the Sand; Lorca: Living in the Theatre; Dramatists in Perspective: Spanish Theatre in the Twentieth Century; The Discreet Art of Luis Bunuel: and Almodovar: Labyrinths of Passion. He has also translated and adapted more than forty plays from Spanish, French and Italian, many of which have been staged at major theatres in Britain and the United States. He has published three collections of Lorca plays with Methuen Drama, together with student editions of Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba, and also collections of seventeenth-century Spanish and contemporary Spanish-American plays adapted from the correspondence and prose writings of Dylan Thomas.
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