The House of Bernarda Alba and Other Plays

Author(s): 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'.

Product Information


General Fields

  • : 9780141185750
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : April 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Federico Garcia Lorca
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 208