The House of Bernarda Alba
- Filmed Performance
- YouTube, YouTube (Audio described)
To mark the final two weeks of Women’s History Month Graeae Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange Theatre will re-release the recording of their co-production of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. Bernarda’s husband is dead. Now she alone rules her household and the lives of her five daughters. A period of eight years mourning will be observed without contact with the outside world and the men who might bring them ruin. That is except for Angustias, whose inheritance has attracted a wealthy local suitor. As the wedding approaches, Bernarda struggles to retain her suffocating grip on the family and on these women whose appetite for defiance is growing. Lorca’s final masterpiece is a bitter and darkly comic tragedy that charts the tyranny, jealousy and desperate struggle for freedom that will tear Bernarda and her daughters apart. In a landmark co-production, Graeae bring their unique focus on accessibility and different theatrical languages to bear on this spare and full-blooded translation of the play by Jo Clifford.
- Duration1 hour 35 minutes