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Public and Play Without a Title: Two Posthumous Plays
Lorca, Public & Play w/o Title. "Greatest thing I have written for theater" - Lorca.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Rereading this play has once again convinced me of its greatness. The wonder of it, what sets it apart from the many absurdist plays of the period (most written after El Publico), is that the absurdity doesn't underline the meaninglessness of things; it brings home the uncanny images lurking inside of us. Lorca's genius is always, in all his works, to bring out startling images that seem entirely crazy or absurd, only to be revealed as somehow deeply and powerfully right. That the uncanny is ver ...more
Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, June 5,1898; died near Granada, August 19,1936, García Lorca is one of Spain's most deeply appreciated and highly revered poets and dramatists. His murder by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish civil war brought sudden international fame, accompanied by an excess of political rhetoric which led a later generation to question his merits; after the i ...moreMore about Federico García Lorca...