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Lorca Living in the Theatre

Lorca: Living in the Theatre
Gwynne Edwards
London: Peter Owen Publishers, 2003
PQ6613 .A763 Z6276 2003

Lorca's theatre, like that of Strindberg and Tennessee Williams, voices his personal dilemmas, not least his homosexuality. This study of all his plays examines the ways in which the dramatist's life was transformed into high art through influences as varied as Surrealism and Greek tragedy.

In order to cover as many aspects of Lorca's theatre and the time in which he lived as possible, Gwynne Edwards deals not only with the plays themselves but includes material on the social and political character of the 1920's and 1930's, on the cultural background, on Lorca's friendships with Dal and Bunuel and on the performances of the plays in his lifetime and stagings thereafter.

Lorca is by far the best-known and most popular Spanish dramatist in the English-speaking world, not to mention Continental Europe. Anyone who wishes to know more about this giant of international theatre will find it here.

Quoted from dust jacket.