Includes the plays "The House of Bernarda Alba", "Yerma", and "Blood Wedding". These plays appeal for freedom and sexual and social equality. read more...
In "The House of Bernarda Alba", a tyrannical matriarch rules over her house and five daughters, cruelly crushing their hopes and needs. The other plays here also portray female characters whose desires are tragically and violently frustrated: a woman's longing for a child in "Yerma", and a bride's yearning for her lover in "Blood Wedding". All appeal for freedom and sexual and social equality, and are also passionate defences of the imagination: in Christopher Maurer's words, 'poetic drama unsurpassed by any writer of our time'. read less...
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Number of Pages||208|