The House of Bernarda Alba

Faber & Faber
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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.

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

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Publisher
Faber & Faber
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Published on
Jun 12, 2014
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9780571318766
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Language
English
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Genres
Drama / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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