The House of Bernarda Alba Essay

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In this review of an English language production of Lorca's play by the American National Theatre and Academy, Watts offers a positive critique of the material while finding the translation somewhat lacking.

Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish playwright who was murdered by his country's Fascists in 1936, is a figure of international literary importance, and the American National Theatre and Academy was fulfilling one of its proper functions when it offered his most famous drama, The House of Bernarda Alba, as the fourth item in its subscription season at the ANTA Playhouse last night. It must be added, however, that the production provided additional evidence that the theatre of Spain does not fit any too snugly into the American stage and presents barriers that it is not easy to cross.

The House of Bernardo Alba is a somber and brooding tragedy about a family of girls ruled over by...

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