The House of Bernarda Alba and Other Plays

The House of Bernarda Alba and Other Plays - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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'.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141185750
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 862.62
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 160g
Height: 214mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 17mm