: Blood Wedding: A Play (): Federico García Lorca, Ted Hughes: Books. 25 Jan Lorca’s play is stylised and almost balletic, crying out – so it has always seemed to me – for a rather surreal, totally non-. 13 May Gael Garcia Bernal in Blood Wedding, Almeida, London It may not come up with the startling images of Ted Hughes’s version, but Ronder’s is.

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She brings an unmistakeable touch of Synge as she tells her daughter-in-law, “Weep all you like but not in my house”. In Lorca it is only in the last act, blod the characters search for the absconding lovers, that they meet a personified Moon and Death. Leonardo’s Wife tells the Groom that her husband left on horseback, but the Groom brushes her off, saying that Leonardo simply went for a quick ride.

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He states that by the end of the night, blood will be spilt. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.

But watching Rufus Norris’s intriguing, but only partially successful, new production, I was reminded of the American critic Harold Wsdding describing Lorca’s mix of severe realism and exultant poetry as “a challenge that can barely be met by any company of non-Latin breeding”.

Leonardo and the Groom have killed each other. For other uses, see Blood Wedding disambiguation. Blood Wedding “. But, although he’s good, he’s not incandescent enough to bind together Norris’s internationally flavoured production.


The bride is deceptive by masking her residual desire for Leonardo with a marriage to another man. The theme of deception is related to the theme of choice. But what puzzles me is the use of a multinational cast that militates against any sense of defined locale.

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Transated by Michael Dewell wedding Carmen Zapata. Death, disguised, re-enters, telling the Groom that she has seen Leonardo and can lead the Groom to him. Norris’s production is full of visual invention, but lacks clearly defined roots. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Death arrives in the disguise of the beggar woman and, before departing, announces that doom has visited the forest.

Their choice to run away with each other after the marriage illustrates the love wedxing desire remaining from their relationship. The Bride begs The Groom to keep her safe.

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It certainly deserves to be seen, but it leaves me wondering whether there is something in Lorca’s strange play that ultimately defies translation. I’d say the jury is still wrdding. Taking a hint from Lorca’s own touring company, La Barracca, Norris and his designer, Katrina Lindsay, opt for stylised simplicity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The theme of choice is evident in the characters of Leonardo, the bride, and the bridegroom. The bride is conflicted because she forces herself to marry the groom, when she is still in love with Leonardo.

In this and other examples, a Freudian reading of the play reveals Lorca to be exploring human nature. Leonardo, who is now married, returns to his home after work. Peter Hall and Tim Supple are among the few directors who have attempted this hughew Spanish tragedy.


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Elsewhere, in the forest specifically, The Woodcutters are fervently chopping wood, praying that the lovers will be spared before exiting. The Mother enters the church, full of anger and black bitterness, only to see the Bride returning—her dress covered in the blood of her lovers who killed each other in the forest.

The cycle of life and progression of time are present in that the entire play is devoted to a wedding. There are many good things in this production: CS1 Dutch-language sources nl All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from March All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Articles containing Spanish-language text Use dmy dates from July March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The guests then begin bolod for the Bride and Groom, hoping to begin a traditional wedding dance. The morning of the wedding, Leonardo comes to see The Bride again. But Lorca’s play is obstinately rooted in an Andalusian world of honour and pride.