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Book Information: House of Bernarda Alba, the

House of Bernarda Alba, the (1936) [Play]
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Takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba's second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic. Adela takes her own life and Bernarda makes a desperate attempt to maintain control of her shattered household.

Original title: La casa de Bernarda Alba
Original languages: Spanish

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Genre: Drama and PlaysTragedy

Edition #1: The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Emily Mann
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Manifested in:

House of Bernard Alba, the (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
ISBN: 0822216531
Pages: 49

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