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Blood Wedding: A Play

Blood Wedding: A Play
Author: Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca
ISBN 13: 9780571190065
ISBN 10: 571190065
Edition: Main
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 1997-02-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
List Price: $12.00

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.