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    Includes the plays "The House of Bernarda Alba", "Yerma", and "Blood Wedding". These plays appeal for freedom and sexual and social equality.

    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...

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    ISBN-13 9780141185750
    Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint Penguin Classics
    Number of Pages 208
    Publication Date 20012001
    Binding Paperback

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