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The House of Bernarda Alba (1935)

by Federico García Lorca

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Bernarda Alba is a widow, and her five daughters are incarcerated in mourning along with her. One by one they make a bid for freedom, with tragic consequences. Lorca's tale depicts the repression of women within Catholic Spain in the years before the war. The House of Bernarda Alba is Lorca's last and possibly finest play, completed shortly before he was murdered by Nationalist sympathisers at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Inspired by real characters and described by the author as 'a true record of village life', it is a tragic tale of frustration and explosive passions in a household of women rulled by a tyrannical mother. Edited with invaluable student notes - a must for students of Spanish drama… (more)
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Mayores de 18 años
  Alba26 | Aug 26, 2019 |
Mayores de 18 años
  Alba26 | Aug 22, 2019 |
De muy original y castiza temática, esta obra se centra en Bernarda, una viuda que obliga a sus hijas a guardar un estricto luto de ocho años por el fallecimiento de su padre. Desde luego, se crea un cuadro oscuro y grotesco alrededor de la figura 'Todopoderosa' de la madre de la casa. La Bernarda es una mujer pétrea, dura y sin aparente piedad, y siempre respeto y temor con su actitud imponente y dictatorial.

Las hijas soportan a duras penas la situación. No están unidas entre ellas, los roces por los pretendientes son latentes y es en los que recae cierto peso de la historia. Nace y crece una trama de conflicto de intereses, traición, amor, mentira y sueños, mucho más elaborada y profunda que en 'Bodas de Sangre' (tal vez, también, por la presencia de más personajes). Las conversaciones, cada escena, están plagadas de diálogos muy bien engranados (con caos deliberado), subidas y bajadas de tono que, a la par que reflejan el castellano más castizo, cuidan el decoro y el carácter poético de la narración de Lorca.

Para mí se trata de una obra brillante, oscura, desgarradora. Imprescindible. ( )
  MiriamBeizana | Dec 3, 2018 |
Libro #46 de la lista de los 100 libros de Pasión por la lectura.
http://www.pasionporlalectura.itesm.mx/que_leo/los_100_jkl.htm
  celia.castro | Oct 4, 2017 |
This is dark, totally dark--a tyrant mother and her five daughters, youth springing eternal into hope but twisted, the sisters nosing toward the light like mole people and loving and fearing each other and the mother's whip hand coming down and of course it ends in BLOOD--and I can imagine it being very powerful onstage, though I only read the script, alas me. ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | Aug 4, 2016 |
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Bernarda Alba is a widow, and her five daughters are incarcerated in mourning along with her. One by one they make a bid for freedom, with tragic consequences. Lorca's tale depicts the repression of women within Catholic Spain in the years before the war. The House of Bernarda Alba is Lorca's last and possibly finest play, completed shortly before he was murdered by Nationalist sympathisers at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Inspired by real characters and described by the author as 'a true record of village life', it is a tragic tale of frustration and explosive passions in a household of women rulled by a tyrannical mother. Edited with invaluable student notes - a must for students of Spanish drama

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