Yerma

Author: Federico Garcia Lorca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148080

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime at the end of the play.

Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca

Perlimplin, Yerma, Blood Wedding

Author: Rupert C. Allen

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292762240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Symbol and psyche are twin concepts in contemporary symbological studies, where the symbol is considered to be a "statement" by the psyche. The psyche is a manifold of conscious and unconscious contents, and the symbol is their mediator. Because Lorca's dramatic characters are psychic entities made up of both conscious and unconscious elements, they unfold, grow, and meet their fate in a dense realm of shifting symbols. In Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of Federico García Lorca, Rupert Allen analyzes symbologically three dramatic works of Lorca. He has found Perlimplín to be a good deal more complex in both psyche and symbol than it has been admitted to be. Yerma involves psychological complications that have not been considered in the light of modern critical analysis, and the symbolic reaches ofBlood Wedding have until this book remained largely unexplored. Lorca was no stranger to the "agony of creation," and this struggle sometimes appears symbolically in the form of his dramatic characters. Both Yerma and Blood Wedding reflect specific problems underlying the creative act, for they are "translations" into the realm of sexuality of the creative turmoil experienced by Lorca the poet. Perlimplín portrays the paradoxical suicide as a self-murder born out of the futile attempt to create not a poem, but a self. Previous criticism of these three plays has been dominated by critical assumptions that are transcended by Lorca's own twentieth-century mentality. Allen's analysis provides a new view of Lorca as a dramatist and presents new material to students of symbology.

Three Spanish Golden Age Plays

The Duchess of Amalfi's Steward; The Capulets and Montagues; Cleopatra

Author: Lope De Vega,Roja Zorrila,Gwynne Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408150425

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Three classic Spanish plays, made famous by Shakespeare and Webster Two of the most famous and successful playwrights of Spain's Golden Age of playwriting were Lope de Vega (1562-1635) and Rojas Zorrilla (1607-48). From their prodigious output, the three plays in this volume, based on similar sources to Shakespeare's and Webster's versions, provide a fascinating comparison with their Jacobean counterparts. Lope's The Duchess of Amalfi's Steward, in contrast to Webster's play, focuses on the nobility of love, with characters who are complex and appealing. His Romeo-and-Juliet story, The Capulets and Montagues, is a fast-moving mixture of serious and comic, with an ending that will surprise and entertain. Rojas' treatment of Cleopatra, with its rich imagery, emphasises the love theme, held within a knot of jealous relationships. A full introduction by Gwynne Edwards sets the plays in context and provides a thorough study of the individual works.

Indecent (TCG Edition)

Author: Paula Vogel

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368683

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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“Revelatory…As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Vogel’s play thrums with music, desire, and fear, and it’s shrewd about the ways in which America isn’t free, and about how art does and doesn’t transcend the perilous winds of history.” —New Yorker “Superbly realized…Indecent, the powerful play by Paula Vogel, sheds an eye-opening light on a little-known time when theatrical history, Jewish culture, and the frank depiction of homosexuality intersected, with explosive results.” —New York Times “Gorgeous. Illuminating and heartbreaking. Rich in sympathy and humor, Indecent has the scope of an epic but the intimacy of a chamber piece…It celebrates and illustrates the power of theater.” —Time Out New York “A moving and fascinating play…A singular achievement… The historical perspective is vast and knowing…Has there ever been anything quite like Indecent, a play that touches—I mean deeply touches—so much rich emotion about history and the theater, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting, and oh, yes, joyful human passion?...An extraordinary play.” —Newsday “Indecent is more than a play about forbidden love: It’s about theater as a life force.” —New York Post When Sholem Asch wrote God of Vengeance in 1907, he didn’t imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach. Performing at first in Yiddish and German, the play’s subject matter wasn’t deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when the American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula Vogel’s newest work traces the trajectory of the show’s success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923—including the arrest of the entire production’s cast and crew. Paula Vogel is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of How I Learned to Drive. Her other plays include Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, A Civil War Christmas, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and The Baltimore Waltz, among others. She has also had a distinguished career as a teacher and mentor to younger playwrights, first at Brown University and then at the Yale School of Drama.

Three Plays

Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba

Author: Federico García Lorca,Michael Dewell,Carmen Zapata

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374523320

Category: Drama

Page: 303

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Newly repackaged, three plays by Federico García Lorca In these three plays, Federico García Lorca's acknowledged masterpieces, he searched for a contemporary mode of tragedy and reminded his audience that dramatic poetry--or poetic drama--depends less on formal convention that on an elemental, radical outlook on human life. His images are beautiful and exact, but until now no translator had ever been able to make his characters speak unaffectedly on the American stage. Michael Dewell of the National Repertory Theatre and Carmen Zapata of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts have created these versions expressly for the stage. The results, both performable and readable, have been thoroughly revised for this edition, which has an introduction by Christopher Maurer, the general editor of the Complete Poetical Works of García Lorca.

Yerma

Author: Federico García Lorca,Jacqueline Minett Wilkinson

Publisher: Hispanic Classics

ISBN: 9780856683381

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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One of Lorca's best known plays tells the story of a young peasant wife in rural Spain whose sole conscious desire is to embody what she regards as the natural, moral and social laws governing her life as a woman in motherhood.

The House of Bernarda Alba: A Modern Adaptation

Author: Rona Munro,Federico Garcia Lorca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408126966

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A viscerally modern adaptation of Lorca's seminal drama, transposing the formidable matriarch Bernarda and her imprisoned family to the gangland communities of Glasgow's East End. Faithfully preserving Lorca's sense of boiling tension and impending tragedy, this adaptation brings a classic text thrillingly up to date.

Three Tragedies

Author: Federico García Lorca

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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The 3 plays included in this collection are Blood Wedding, Yerma, and Bernarda Alba.


The Ride Down Mt. Morgan

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664916

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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A car wreck on the slopes of Mt. Morgan puts poet and insurance tycoon Lyman Felt in the hospital. While Lyman recovers, two women meet in the hospital to discover that they are both married to him. With his secrets exposed, Lyman tries to justify himself to the two women--the prim, cultured Theo and the restless, ambitious Leah--at the same time hoping to convince himself that he is blameless. Moving between broad farce and delicate tragedy, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan reveals the struggle between honesty with others and honesty with oneself. This new edition incorporates the revisions Miller wrote for the acclaimed 1998 Public Theatre production starring Patrick Stewart.

Lorca Plays: 1

Blood Wedding; Yerma; Dona Rosita the Spinster

Author: Federico Garcia Lorca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140814123X

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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These three tragedies were written at the height if Lorca's powers and display his innovative mix of Spanish popular tradition and modern dramatic technique. Blood Wedding tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage; Doña Rosita the Spinster follows the appalling fate of a young woman beguiled into the expectation of marriage and left stranded for a lifetime whilst Yerma is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. Set in and around his home territory, Granada, the plays return again and again to the lives of passionate individuals, particularly women, trapped by the social conventions of narrow peasant communities. The plays appear here in new playable translations.

Adapting Translation for the Stage

Author: Geraldine Brodie,Emma Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315436795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing, staging, and researching translated works. It is organised into four parts, each reflecting on a theatrical genre where translation is regularly practised: The Role of Translation in Rewriting Naturalist Theatre Adapting Classical Drama at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century Translocating Political Activism in Contemporary Theatre Modernist Narratives of Translation in Performance A range of case studies from the National Theatre’s Medea to The Gate Theatre’s Dances of Death and Emily Mann’s The House of Bernarda Alba shed new light on the creative processes inherent in translating for the theatre, destabilising the literal/performable binary to suggest that adaptation and translation can – and do – coexist on stage. Chronicling the many possible intersections between translation theory and practice, Adapting Translation for the Stage offers a unique exploration of the processes of translating, adapting, and relocating work for the theatre.

Blood Wedding

Author: Federico García Lorca

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598554

Category: Drama

Page: 56

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New version of Lorca's classic produced at London's Almeida Theatre in May 2005.

Four Major Plays

Author: Federico García Lorca,John Edmunds

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839381

Category: Drama

Page: 234

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Presents four of the author's plays along with a bibliography, chronology, and explanatory notes.

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: Rex Gibson,Anthony Partington,Vicki Wienand,Richard Andrews,Richard Spencer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107619890

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Much Ado about Nothing' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Much Ado about Nothing' from around the world.

The Translations

Federico García Lorca, Nicolás Guillén, and Jacques Roumain

Author: Langston Hughes,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola,Federico García Lorca,Nicolás Guillén,Jacques Roumain

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826263780

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

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Much Ado About Nothing

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Claire McEachern

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436834

Category: Drama

Page: 345

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An acclaimed Arden edition of one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular plays.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822201892

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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THE STORY: In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desper

The Rural Trilogy

Blood Wedding

Author: Federico García Lorca

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 190

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Three verse plays deal with two rivals who kill each other, a pilgrimage of the infertile, and a spiteful widow and her five daughters