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''The House of Bernarda Alba'' (Spanish: ''La casa de Bernarda Alba'') is a play by the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Lorca described the play in its subtitle as a drama of women in the villages of Spain. The House of Bernarda Alba was Lorca's last play, completed on 19 June 1936, two months before Lorca's death during the Spanish Civil War. The play was first performed in 1945.
#REDIRECT[[La Casa de Bernarda Alba]]
== Performance history in South Africa ==
Productions include those of [[Leonard Schach]] for the UCT Speech and Drama Department (June 1951, [[Little Theatre]], starring [[Edna Jacobson]], [[Lydia Lindeque]], [[June Range]], decor by [[Cecil Pym]])  and the [[Johannesburg Repertory Society|Johannesburg REPS]] (September 1952, with a cast including [[Muriel Alexander]], [[Molly Seftel]] and [[Mary Mitchell]].)
Presented by [[Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch|University Theatre Stellenbosch]] in 1962.
Presented by UCT Drama School, produced and directed by [[Geoffrey Hyland]], 199*.
Staged at the [[Market Theatre]] in July 2003, adapted by [[Rona Munro]] and directed by Swedish director Maria Weisby, with [[Lindiwe Ndlovu]] (Bernarda), [[Nthabiseng Baloyi]] (Angustias), [[Phindile Ntuli]] (Adela), [[Nomathamsanga Baleka]] (a magogo), [[Takalani Phophi]] (Martirio), [[Lerato Maku]] (Magdalena) and [[Ntombi Maqalika]] (Amelia). Set designed by [[Nadya Cohen]], costumes by [[Margo Fleisch]] and lighting by [[Nomvula Molepo]].
==Translations and adaptations==
Translated into English by James Graham-Lujan and Richard L. O'Connell. Published by New Directions, 1955.
Translated into [[Afrikaans]] by [[Uys Krige]] (''Die Huis van Bernarda Alba'') and first produced by ** in 19**. Published by Tafelberg in 1980.  Presented by [[Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch]] in the [[H.B. Thom Theatre]] in May 1973, directed by [[Ria Olivier]] starring [[Antoinette Kellermann]] as Bernarda Alba, [[Sybil Coetzee]], Tessa Cowan, Lize Treurnicht, Lois Malan and others. Decor and costumes designed by [[Neels Hansen]], lighting by [[Emile Aucamp]].
[[Lydia Lindeque]] acted in this play with the [[Klein Teater]] in 1951.
[[Suzaan Keyter]] directed a University of Stellenbosch production of ''Die Huis van Bernarda Alba'' in the [[H.B. Thom Theatre]] 17-20 August 2005.
''Die Huis van Maria Malan'' (written, directed by [[Nico Luwes]] and acted at UFS in 1990 and 2011).
== Sources ==
''Helikon'', 2(9):10.
[[ESAT Bibliography I|Inskip]], 1977. p 118
[[UTS]] theatre pamphlet
''Sunday Independent'', 13 July 2003.
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
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