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Three of Federico Garcia Lorca's most famous plays in a single volume, translated from the Spanish and introduced by one of Scotland's finest playwrights, Jo Clifford.
'There's fire burning in my head.
There's an ocean drowning my heart.'
Lorca's passionate, lyrical tales of longing and revenge put the spotlight on the rural poor of 1930s Spain and are considered masterpieces of twentieth century theatre. These plays exhibit Lorca's intense anger at the injustices of society, and his determination to create art that might remedy it.
The collection contains Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba, in sensitive and playable translations, and a full introduction to Lorca, his times and his work.
The Drama Classic Collections bring together the most popular plays from a single author or a particular period. They offer students, actors and theatregoers a series of uncluttered, accessible editions, accompanied by comprehensive introductions. Where the originals are in English, there is a glossary of unfamiliar words and phrases. Where the originals are in a foreign language, the translations aim to be both actable and accurate and are made by translators whose work is regularly staged in the professional theatre.
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) is the author of The House of Bernarda Alba, Yerma and Blood Wedding, among many other plays. He also wrote some of the best poetry in Spanish of the 20th century. He was assassinated during the Spanish Civil War. Jo Clifford is Professor of Theatre and Bill Findlay Fellow of Stage Translation at Queen Margaret's University College Edinburgh, and Associate Playwright of the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. Her plays include the original works Losing Venice and Light in the Village, and adaptations of Faust and Celestina all published by NHB. Jo lives in Edinburgh.