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'''''The House of Bernarda Alba''''' (Spanish: ''[[La casa de Bernarda Alba]]'') [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_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]]
==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. 
Krige's Afrikaans translation was staged 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).
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1951: Staged in June for the [[University of Cape Town Speech and Drama Department]] in the [[Little Theatre]], directed by [[Leonard Schach]], featuring [[Edna Jacobson]], [[Lydia Lindeque]], [[June Range]] and others. Decor by [[Cecil Pym]])
1952: Staged in September by the [[Johannesburg Repertory Society|Johannesburg REPS]] with a cast including [[Muriel Alexander]], [[Molly Seftel]] and [[Mary Mitchell]].)
Presented by [[Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch|University Theatre Stellenbosch]] in 1962, produced by [[Jo Gevers]] who also designed the decor. The cast were [[Gertie Smith-Visser]] (Bernarda), [[Carmen Haddad]], [[Annietjie Vorster]], [[Louise Saayman]], [[Ilse Geyer]], [[Antoinette Terblanche]], [[Leslie Young]], [[Lena Eksteen]], [[Estelle Knobel]], [[Christine Basson]] and others. Lighting by [[Emile Aucamp]], costumes designed by [[Marie Pentz]].
Presented by UCT Drama School, produced and directed by [[Geoffrey Hyland]], 199*.
The English translation was 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]].
== Sources ==
''Helikon'', 2(9):10.
[[ESAT Bibliography I|Inskip]], 1977. p 118
[[UTS]] theatre pamphlet
''Sunday Independent'', 13 July 2003.
''The Star'', 15 July 2003.
''The Citizen'', 15 July 2003.
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
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