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The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa De Bernarda Alba)

Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow, Enchanting, Clever
83
Critics
75
1 review
Members
83
7 reviews
 

Repertorio Espanol presents a tragedy that unfolds in a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain; presented in Spanish with English translation.

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Bernarda Alba is a dominating woman, who, after the death of her second husband, imposes an eight year period of mourning on her five adult daughters, whom she has always controlled to an excessive degree. The mourning period further isolates the daughters, and tension mounts within the household. A story of pretensions, self-deceits and destructive willfulness in a world of women who are all victims. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

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Reviews (8)

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75
The New York Times

for a previous production "This new staging moves so fast as to become a headlong rush to tragedy...The greatest strength of this production lies in its exploitation of the acid humor and the irony in virtually every line...You can laugh at many of the lines and be amused by the hypocrisy of these characters, and still come away appalled at their fate...Mr. Buch's reading of the play is acute and sensitive. It shares with some of Garcia Lorca's best poetry a sense of bitter mockery that barely masks despair." Full Review

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83
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87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a family friendly show

Don't see it if you don't want a family friendly show

75
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Slow, Long

See it if acting is stodgy but good. it's formal not familiar. long. slow. if you can take a classic like this, ok.

Don't see it if if you can't take all the things that it is.

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Resonant

See it if You speak Spanish and love the classics.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like a mystety

Don't see it if You prefer a larger thestre

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like Lorca

Don't see it if Don't like a story about women

62
For a previous production
Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you have a real appreciation for Garcia Lorca's works and can be absorbed in the slow boil of character study and development

Don't see it if you haven't read the play. you have to understand the story before you see it come to life on stage.

50
For a previous production
Quirky, Dated

See it if you enjoy a slow moving play that has its roots in spanish mores and culture

Don't see it if you are bored easily.