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Blood Wedding (1932) is the firstplay of Lorca's tragic trilogy about life in rural Spain. It concerns a man and a woman who are passionately attracted to each other but enter loveless marriages out of a sense of duty to their relatives. At the woman's wedding feast, the lovers elope. The play uses many more poetic and allegorical devices than The House of Bernardo. Alba.

Yerma (1934) is the second play of the trilogy. Yerma is a woman who duti&lly allows relatives to arrange her wedding. When she discovers her husband does not want children, she is torn between her desire for a baby and her belief in the sanctity of marriage. Her frustration grows uncontrollable, with tragic results.

The Poetical Works of Fedenco Garcia Lorca (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1991). Students may be interested in reading some of Lorca's more lyrical works about rural Spain, such as...

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