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Blood Wedding: A Play
by Federico García Lorca

Published: 1997-02-06
Paperback : 80 pages
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Lorca's Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ...

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Lorca's Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted. Ted Hughes's version stays close in spirit and letter to the original Spanish. With marvellous directness, he fuses Lorca's vision to his own, and the result is a powerful poetic text which captures all the violence and pathos of the play for an English-speaking audience.

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What was the Bride thinking!?
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  "Instant Karma"by [email protected] (see profile) 03/20/18

One for the record books. The Bride takes off with a former lover during the wedding reception. Moral of the story: Utter lack of self-restraint might lead to an instant courtship with karma.

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