Author: Federico García Lorca,Gwynne Edwards
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: 9780713683264
Category: Drama
Page: 137
View: 4984
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. This Student Edition comes complete with a full introduction; plot synopsis; commentary on characters, context and themes; bibliography; chronology, and questions for study.

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: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408150417
Category: Drama
Page: 224
View: 3048
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.

The House of Bernarda Alba: A Modern Adaptation

Author: Rona Munro,Federico Garcia Lorca
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408126966
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 3037
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.

Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca

Perlimplin, Yerma, Blood Wedding
Author: Rupert C. Allen
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029273977X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
View: 1217
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.

Hedda Gabler

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111776
Category: Drama
Page: 80
View: 6604
This dark psychological drama depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine. Readers will discover an exploration of the nature of evil and the tragedy that lies in human frailty.

Blood wedding ; and, Yerma

Author: Federico García Lorca,Langston Hughes,William Stanley Merwin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 135
View: 494

Lorca Plays: 1

Blood Wedding; Yerma; Dona Rosita the Spinster
Author: Federico Garcia Lorca
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408125234
Category: Drama
Page: 208
View: 4644
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.

Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English
Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
View: 9698
Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

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
View: 2400

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822201892
Category: Drama
Page: 85
View: 4080
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 House of Bernarda Alba

A Drama about Women in Villages of Spain
Author: Federico García Lorca,Emily Mann
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822216537
Category: Drama
Page: 49
View: 5531
THE STORY: A masterpiece of the modern theater, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA was written in 1936, just before the start of the Spanish Civil War. The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba's secon

Contemporary Australian Playwrights

Author: Jennifer Palmer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Australian drama
Page: 192
View: 1100

In Search of Duende

Author: Federico García Lorca
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780811218559
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 113
View: 6000
Lorca's essay on the aesthetics of art and creativity plus a bilingual sampling of poetry and generous endnotes.

Four Major Plays

Author: Federico García Lorca,John Edmunds
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192839381
Category: Drama
Page: 234
View: 9031
Presents four of the author's plays along with a bibliography, chronology, and explanatory notes.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 9

Teenage Wasteland
Author: N.A
Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9781302910785
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 136
View: 7589
Kamala Khan has vanished! But where has she gone, and why? Jersey City still has a need for heroes, and in the wake of Ms. Marvel's disappearance, dozens have begun stepping up to the plate. The city's newest super hero Red Dagger and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Kamala's honor. Somehow, Ms. Marvel is nowhere...but also everywhere at once! Absent but not forgotten, Ms. Marvel has forged a heroic legacy to be proud of. But when an old enemy re-emerges, will anyone be powerful enough to truly carry the Ms. Marvel legacy - except Kamala herself? COLLECTING: MS. MARVEL 25-30

An Inspector Calls

Author: J. B. Priestley
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232825
Category: English drama
Page: 79
View: 7290
The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl's suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death.


The Theatre Beneath the Sand
Author: Gwynne Edwards
Publisher: Marion Boyars
ISBN: 9780714527710
Category: Drama
Page: 310
View: 9432
Gwynne Edwards, by placing Lorca in his literary and historical contexts and elaborating upon his bold attempt to revolutionize Spanish theatre, gives the reader an understanding of the man, his time, and his work which is invaluable to the student, afficionados and the uninitiated alike.

Realidades Guided Practice Activities for Vocabulary and Grammar Level 3 Student Edition 2008c

Author: Prentice HALL
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131661493
Category: Education
Page: 329
View: 7747
Realidades is a standards-based Spanish curriculum that balances grammar and communication. The program offers technology designed to integrate language and culture to teach and motivate all students.

Poet in Spain

Author: Federico García Lorca
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524733113
Category: POETRY
Page: 517
View: 3473
For the first time in a quarter century, a major new volume of translations of the beloved poetry of Federico García Lorca, presented in a beautiful bilingual edition The fluid and mesmeric lines of these new translations by the award-winning poet Sarah Arvio bring us closer than ever to the talismanic perfection of the great García Lorca. Poet in Spain invokes the "wild, innate, local surrealism" of the Spanish voice, in moonlit poems of love and death set among poplars, rivers, low hills, and high sierras. Arvio's ample and rhythmically rich offering includes, among other essential works, the folkloric yet modernist Gypsy Ballads, the plaintive flamenco Poem of the Cante Jondo, and the turbulent and beautiful Dark Love Sonnets--addressed to Lorca's homosexual lover--which Lorca was revising at the time of his brutal political murder by Fascist forces in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Here, too, are several lyrics translated into English for the first time and the play Blood Wedding--also a great tragic poem. Arvio has created a fresh voice for Lorca in English, full of urgency, pathos, and lyricism--showing the poet's work has grown only more beautiful with the passage of time.

Adapting Translation for the Stage

Author: Geraldine Brodie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315436809
Page: N.A
View: 9780
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.