Bodas De Sangre (Biblioteca Garcia Lorca)
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Bodas De Sangre (Biblioteca Garcia Lorca)

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Book by Federico Garcia Lorca
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Alianza (first published 1933)
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Nov 27, 2013 Mariel rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the men are called horsemen there
Recommended to Mariel by: the man in the moon
The things people seem to know. Her husband in the ground and killers throw dirt on her sleep. A mother-in-law to be. She wishes he had been a girl, if sons had followed. I hear her voice always with a foot in the life she ought to have had. Please, I'm a mother howl. To stay home and restlessness prowls the earth. His face blank until call of duty. I would hope an actor would give only half listening gestures to lean on. The future has already happened and nothing is good enough. I could see he...more
From BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3:
An atmospheric re-working by Ted Hughes of Lorca's evocative meditation on fate, war, tradition, passion and repression. Inspired by the true story of a fatal feud between two families in the Almeria province, high in the mountains of rural Spain.

The third play in Radio 3's broadcast of Federico García Lorca's "Rural Trilogy" from 1930s Spain. This production of Blood Wedding was first broadcast in 2008 and won the Sony Award for best drama that year.

These Lorca's d...more
Brandon Hua
Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca is a play with 3 acts. In the beginning, the mother reacts violently when her son asks for a knife to cut the grapes of in the vinyard, after a dispute, he eventually gets the knife. The groom leaves, after hugging his mother. The Neighbor comes to talk with the Mother, and says that the bride was involved with Leonardo Felix, a relative of the men who killed the Mom's husband. The Mom still hates the Felix family and is furious, but she decides to visit...more
As I was reading this play I was struck by the simplicity and austerity of the writing style; there are very few stage directions and the lines, while often richly symbolic, are all important to the play. In other words, this is the complete opposite of the style of George Bernard Shaw.

It was interesting to see how each of the characters approached the idea of marriage and weddings. For most of them it was a positive action, long anticipated and desired. Something to look forward to as they stru...more
Julie Rylie
The story had everything to go extremely right. Loved the fatality… The bride is going to get married with a man she doesn’t love and then she runs away when the love of her life and they tragically die. But it’s not so interesting… Still it’s a play and I have to stop reading plays because I seriously hate reading them but I keep on doing it.

Andddd, I read this in Spanish and this version is so boring but so boring… do you think I read allll the bullshit in the beginning and in the end about th...more
I didn't actually read the play. I listened to a radio broadcast of the play from the BBC (1986). The story is quite simple, but that's the beauty of it. It'a a classic story. A story of forbidden love. I'm definately going to make sure I read/see/listen to the next two parts of the trilogy. While the language is quite 'heavy' some parts, that's what turns it into, in some ways, a Greek Tragedy. (Also, the story is a story the Greek would have come up with.)

"To burn with desire and keep quiet ab...more
I found out about this play last week and since I adore reading dramas and tragedies and like most of the Spanish/Latin American writers, I told myself it would definitely be a "goodread". It is rather not... I bet it sounds a lot better in its original tongue especially since there are very many poems and songs, which must sound divine in Spanish, but not even that, I am almost certain, could correct the thin storyline. It is almost like unfinished, a draft of something that could potentially b...more
Испанская драматургия богата и ведет свою историю еще с времен римской колонизации полуострова. В средние века бродячие актеры-хуглары были неотъемлемой частью испанских городов и местечек, а с началом второго тысячелетия во время праздников в храмах начали ставить небольшие литургические драмы (разумеется, на латыни). Отголоски всей этой театрализированности жизни любой легко может увидеть в современной Испании, которая, в какой-то мере, до сих пор театр под открытым небом.

Фредерико Гарсия Лор...more

Si me gusto, pero no me se como explicarlo.
Lo termine ayer en la noche y dije mañana encontrar la forma de explicar lo que pienso sobre esto, pero no he logrado encontrar las palabras. Entiendo que muchas cosas van de acuerdo a la época en que la novela fue escrita, pero fue como ver otra vez a la "tierna" Bernarda solo que con un hijo y NUNCA entenderé esos triángulos amorosos desproporcionados, ni hace una vida, ni ahora (que parece estar tan de moda).
A parte el hecho de ser un li...more
Por fin leo este clásico de la literatura española.
Es una obra teatral muy breve. Relata la historia de un novio y una novia de Andalucía, desde el compromiso hasta la noche de bodas. No sabía que Federico García Lorca se había inspirado en una historia real para escribir su obra (en el libro físico no viene esta sinopsis). Podéis conocer la historia real aquí que particularmente es incluso más novelesca que la obra de teatro.

Al estar ambientada en la E...more
A very dramatic play. There is not doubt that Lorca has a way to move you through his invented story. Fiction? Non-fiction? Who cares? Does it matter? All what mattered to me was to find myself being capture by a play which was written years before my mom was born...
Must read if you love drama!
Lindsay Wuchner
Another great play by Federico García Lorca. Now that I have read this play, Yerma, and La casa de Bernalda Alba, I understand a little more where he was coming from. Great read and didn't take that much time.
Diego Villegas
Es uno de las pocas obras de teatro que me gustan, usualmente me confundo mucho con los diálogos y las acotaciones, etc. pero esta vez fue muy fluida y me gustó mucho, pero creo que decir que me gustó basta, ME ENCANTÓ.
Una de las mejores dramaturgias de la vida. Si alguien me llama para interpretarla, por favor, que no sea para otra cosa que no sea para ser la novia ♥
Asma awadh
وقع اختياري على هذه المسرحية حتى ابدأ في الغوص في عالم غارسيا لوركا
لا بأس به لكن لم يبهرني يبدو ان علي ايجاد كتاب اخر لغارسيا لوركا
حتى اعجب به
I’ve never read any Lorca, so I was curious. I sometimes like a passionate Spanish writer. Olé! This was fine. It was kind of predictable, and there were random song breaks. “Let’s sing the baby to sleep for ten pages with a song that marginally applies to the situation at hand!” was the theme of this play. A man falls in love with a woman (or just decided to marry her because that’s what you do and she’s pretty; it’s debatable) and his mom is all “no no! I have lost my husband and my other son...more
"Η θαυμαστή μπαλωματού"

Η θαυμαστή μπαλωματού χαρακτηρίζεται ως μια βίαιη φάρσα σε 2 πράξεις και έναν πρόλογο. Πραγματεύεται τη σχέση «αγάπης» και «μίσους» ενός παντρεμένου ζευγαριού που ζει σε ένα χωριό. Αυτός 55 χρονών και αυτή 18. Ο άνισος γάμος προκαλεί σχόλια και τα σχόλια προκαλούν την όμορφη γυναίκα ώσπου ο άντρας της απελπισμένος φεύγει. Παρά το χορό των αρσενικών γύρω της η μπαλωματού παραμένει πιστή, ο άντρας επιστρέφει και μ’ ένα μικρό κολπάκι μεταμφίεσης, πείθεται για την αγάπη της κα...more
Stuart Aken
Described as tragedy in three acts and seven scenes, Blood Wedding is, of course, a theatrical classic. Now; plays are intended to be seen as they’re performed on stage. But, having had some small experience of playwriting and being a novelist and short story writer by nature, I enjoy the challenge of setting such works within the landscape of my own imagination.
This is a work from a culture that’s alien to me and that makes it all the more challenging. It also tests its credentials as a renowne...more
3.75/5 en realidad.
No me gusta leer teatro, la verdad sea dicha. No veo la logica a solo leer algo que esta pensado para representar, algo que esta pensado para ser un espectaculo visual y sonoro y muchas veces las frases se quedan cortas y frias frente a lo que nos tiene que mostrar un buen actor.
En todo caso, es un lectura escolar obligatoria de modo que no me ha quedado de otra. Y me ha gustado, es entretenida e interesante pero no me gusta mucho como se dan a entender las cosas hacia el fin...more
Traditions, common parlance, fanaticism, revenge and blood are mixed with Andalucian grape (wine) and women are the centre of all.
شب عروسی زنی اعلام می کند که شوهرش لئوناردو همراه عروس گریخته اند. لئوناردو که وابسته به خانواده ی فلیکس، قاتل پدر داماد است پیش از این با عروس رابطه داشته است. داماد و دوستانش در پی فراریان به جنگل می رسند. مادر داماد و پدر عروس، از اندوه و وحشت حیران مانده اند. سه چوب بر در جنگل واقعه را حکایت می کنند (دسته ی هم آوازان؟) ماه از پشت ابر بیرون می آید و زن گدایی به دام...more
Yo leí este obra en mi clase de español cuatro. La obra dice el cuento del escándalo alrededor Leonardo y la Novia. Leonardo es el personaje solamente con un nombre. Los otros personajes son la Novia, el Novio, la Mujer, la Madre, y la Suegra, y ellos no tienen los nombres específicos. Cuando la obra empieza, la Novia y el Novio se casarán pronto; sin embargo, la gente tiene sospechas que la Novia es engañando en el Novio con Leonardo. La Madre y la Vecina chismean sobre el escándalo. El Novio n...more
Apr 17, 2008 Baiocco rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sylvia Plath fans
Shelves: plays
Translating are no easy task, but poet Ted Hughes is no stranger to difficult challenges: he was married to Sylvia Plath during the downfall/suicide years, afterall. Can you even imagine what that was like? Some Plath fans even accused him of murder (she died of asphyxiation after leaving her gas stove burning). Hughes responded by burning the Plath journals that chronicled the final months of their relationship, burying the secrets forever. Hughes' next wife also committed suicide 6 years later...more
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Bodas de sangre ist ein Theaterstück in drei Akten.
Die Personen, die grösstenteils keine Namen haben sondern nur in ihrer Rolle erscheinen z. B. „madre“, „la novia“, „la mujer“ etc, empfand ich durchweg als relativ wenig personifiziert; ich denke dies ist beabsichtigt um die Allgemeingültigkeit dieses Stückes zu demonstrieren.
Die Geschichte spielt im ländlichen Spanien vor rund 100 Jahren.
Es geht um Heirat aus materiellen Gründen, um Ehre, um Familienfehde, um Tradition und No...more
Consuelo Fernández
Siempre es bien recibida una obra dramática para variar un poco. A diferencia de otras opiniones que he oído por ahí, no me pareció para nada aburrida. Tiene un ritmo constante que se hace entretenido y rápido de leer; en dos horas, ya no quedaban más páginas. Me deja con muchas ganas de ir al teatro a ver la representación.
Mariana Orantes
Esta obra la había leído, junto con Yerma, hace muchos años, once, para ser exactos. La releo porque necesito ideas para mi proyecto de teatro y redescubro a uno de mis autores favoritos. Es decir, sabía la historia, sabía lo que me gustaba y lo que no; como lo lo leí hace mucho tiempo, no recordaba algunos detalles. Es cierto, leer un libro conocido siempre es leer otro libro. Ahora pude sacar en claro cómo maneja los elementos escénicos para dar un impacto en el espectador/lector. El desarroll...more
My first contact with Lorca, and I read it in English. The theme of a culture of violence was portrayed well, in a manner that is both stark and symbolic. It is not what I had expected when I started reading, but I was struck by how the ending validated one of the character's views in particular.

I felt that there was something missing from the work, though, and after reading some commentary online about the play, I think it is a bit too tough to translate without disturbing Lorca's very precise...more
Hace casi diez años que estudié esta obra en escuela. No puedo recordar mucho las detalles pero yo sé que fue una buena novela, pero una novela muy triste. Y en la literatura hispánica/española algo con la sangre significa la tragedia y el dolor.
What an insight into human motives and drives! Instinct as a primordial driving force which simply transcends understanding and any limits set by material society is so powerfully portrayed in this tragedy of Lorca's. Instincts and money don't go together. A man with uncontrollable instincts is not fit for society simply because he cannot earn money. A man like Leonardo is like D. H. Lawrence who affirms the physical reality of his body rather than confirming to an illusory material reality of s...more
Petter Nordal
Truth is, I'm disappointed. I adore Lorca's poetry, not just for his word use and what he includes, but because he makes the reader work to imagine the rest, the world that is unsaid, in order to understand. Someday maybe i'll appreciate this more, but i felt like there was lots of nice word use, lots of beautiful lines and phrases, but the end story, is awful: two young people were in love, they broke up, he had an unhappy marriage, she wanted to marry to forget about him, but couldn't forget,...more
Pablo Guzmán
Como no suelo leer teatro y no me ubico del todo bien en este género, solo diré que me ha gustado, pero no tanto como esperaba.
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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...more
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