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Description - The House of Bernarda Alba and Other Plays by Federico Garcia Lorca

In The House of Bernarda Alba, a tyrannical matriarch rules over her house and five daughters, cruelly crushing their hopes and needs. The other plays here also portray female characters whose desires are tragically and violently frustrated- a woman's longing for a child in Yerma, and a bride's yearning for her lover in Blood Wedding. All appeal for freedom and sexual and social equality, and are also passionate defences of the imagination- in Christopher Maurer's words, 'poetic drama unsurpassed by any writer of our time'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141185750
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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