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Lorca

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work of Federico Garcia Lorca, author of Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba, executed by Franco's forces, his body unrecovered.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), author of Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba, who mixed the traditions of Andalusia with the avant-garde. He found his first major success with his Gypsy Ballads, although Dali, once his close friend, mocked him for these, accusing Lorca of being too conservative. He preferred performing his poems to publishing them, and his plays marked a revival in Spanish theatre. He was captured and killed by Nationalist forces at the start of the Civil War, his body never recovered, and it's been suggested this was punishment for his politics and for being openly gay. He has since been seen as the most important Spanish playwright and poet of the last century.

With

Maria Delgado
Professor of Creative Arts at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Federico Bonaddio
Reader in Modern Spanish at King’s College London

And

Sarah Wright
Professor of Hispanic Studies and Screen Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London

Producer: Simon Tillotson

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53 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Jul 2019 21:30

LINKS AND FURTHER READING

Maria Delgado at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Federico Bonaddio at King's College London

Sarah Wright at Royal Holloway, University of London

‘Memory, Silence and Democracy in Spain: Federico García Lorca, the Spanish Civil War and the Law of Historical Memory’ by Maria M. Delgado - Theatre Journal, vol. 67, May 2015

Federico García Lorca – Wikipedia

 

READING LIST:

Reed Anderson, Federico García Lorca (Macmillan, 1984)

Paul Binding, Lorca: The Gay Imagination (GMP Publishers, 1985)

Federico Bonaddio (ed.), A Companion to Federico García Lorca (Tamesis, 2007)

Gerald Brenan, The Face of Spain (first published 1951; Serif, 2010), especially the chapter ‘Granada’

Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca (ed. Christopher Maurer), Sebastian’s Arrows: Letters and Mementos of Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca (University of Chicago Press, 2005)

Maria Delgado, Federico García Lorca (Routledge, 2008)

Gwynne Edwards, Lorca: The Theatre Beneath the Sand (Marion Boyars, 1980)

Gwynne Edwards, Lorca: Living in the Theatre (Peter Owen, 2003)

Ian Gibson, The Assassination of Federico García Lorca (Penguin, 1983)

Ian Gibson, The Death of Lorca (J. P. O’Hara, 1973)

Ian Gibson, Federico García Lorca: A Life (Pantheon Books, 1989)

Federico García Lorca (ed. Christopher Maurer), The Collected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002)

Federico García Lorca (trans. Christopher Maurer), Deep Song and Other Prose (Marion Boyars, 1982)

Jonathan Mayhew, Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation (Routledge, 2018)

Paul McDermid, Love, Desire and Identity in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca (Tamesis, 2007)

Rafael Martínez Nadal, Lorca’s The Public: A Study of His Unfinished Play (El Publico) and of Love and Death in the Work of Federico García Lorca (Calder & Boyars, 1974)

Paul Julian Smith, The Theatre of García Lorca: Text, Performance, Psychoanalysis (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Leslie Stainton, Lorca: A Dream of Life (Bloomsbury, 1998)

Sarah Wright, The Trickster-Function in the Theatre of García Lorca (Tamesis, 2000)

 

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