Drama Classics series
The world’s great plays at a great little price.
Each pocket-sized volume contains:
a full introduction
an author biography notes on historical and theatrical context
a plot synopsis key dates
a further reading list a glossary of unusual words and phrases (English-language texts)
Lorca’s extraordinarily powerful drama, The House of Bernada Alba, is the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the heart of repression.
When Bernarda’s husband dies, she locks all the doors and windows. She tells her grown-up daughters to sew and be silent. ‘There are eight years of mourning ahead of us. While it lasts not even the wind will get into this house.’ But locks can’t hold back the growing tide of desire.
This edition, translated and introduced by Jo Clifford, also contains a chronology and suggestions for further reading.