The House of Bernarda Alba
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.
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Performance history in South Africa
Presented by University Theatre Stellenbosch in 1962.
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.
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