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Lorca : Blood Wedding: the play August 2, 2015

Posted by anagasto in poetry, Spain.
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It is a play about a girl who has to marry a man that she does not want.
She lives in a small town where people get to know everything about everybody else.

On the day of her marriage she runs away with her former boyfriend.

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The play begins with the groom talking to his mother. She is a widow. She lost her husband and a son in a knife fight.

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He wants her consent. And she has to negotiate the terms of the engagement:  what will her dowery be, how much land, how many sheep. People say that she has been seen with another boyfriend.

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The photo is from http://t-portal.ru/load/29-1-0-538  no longer active

The complete play in English is freely available at Blood Wedding Act I

A. S. Kline © 2007

A complete plot summary in English is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Wedding_(play)

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The photo is from http://t-portal.ru/load/29-1-0-538 

It is an old ceremony: mother and son going together to meet the bride and her parents.

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The rivals have killed each other: two mothers have lost their sons.

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Lorca and a friend attending the the first public performance of his play. See this photo at http://www.cisi.unito.it/artifara/rivista1/testi/Lorca2.asp

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