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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 effects. Lorca's story depicts the repression of girls inside of Catholic Spain within the years prior to the battle. Edited with helpful 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 that means: symbolism and imagery
The play as tragedy
Staging of Lorca's performs in his lifetime
creation heritage 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 residence of Bernarda Alba (Spanish: los angeles casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play through the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Commentators have usually 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 earlier than the author's homicide via the Nationalists (fascists) through the Spanish Civil warfare. The play used to be 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 stay there.
The planned exclusion of any male personality from the motion is helping increase the excessive point of sexual pressure 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 level. The play explores subject matters of repression, ardour, and conformity, and inspects the results of guys upon girls. "
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Extra resources for A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
When Chapu ys mirrors Cromwell's proposition to Norfolk about More ('If he's opposed to Cromwell, he's for us. '), More is seen to be isolated from both sides. For him it isn't a matter of being 'for' or 'against'. When More appears, he moves rather more deliberately than before. This contrasts with Bolt's original comment on More in the list of People in the Play : 'His movements are open and swift'. His straitened circumstances, and the worry he is causing his family and friends, are taking their toll on him physically.
But the swift descent of the envelope (sent from God? ) is an immediate ironical comment on the truth not only of the 'adage', but also of the rest of his comments. And the message itself is highly ironical: three members of the Commission were themselves later accused of high treason (so much for 'live rats') , only Norfolk escaped violent death because the King died of syphilis. Only Richard Rich - the real 'rat' perhaps - prospered and died peacefully . So did the Common Man, because he kept himself out of trouble - and his advice to the audience (implicating them again) is that they should do the same.
The episode over More's books (for which, once again, there is historical evidence), gives the excuse to introduce Rich's eventual perjury in the fmal trial scene. This is Cromwell's 'gentler way' that he mentions to Rich at the very end of the scene, with the bribe of the position of AttorneyGeneral of Wales. The way that Cranmer makes the Jailer take the oath makes a mockery of the solemnity of oath-taking (as perceived by More), and this is further emphasised by Cromwell backing it up with a bribe of fifty guineas.
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt by Leonard Smith (auth.)