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Yerma

By: Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca Gwynne Edwards, Edwards(Introduction by) Gwynne Edwards, Edwards(Translated by)

Part of the Methuen drama student editions series
1408148080 / 9781408148082
eBook (Adobe Pdf)
20/02/2007
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United Kingdom
136 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime at the end of the play.

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DD Plays, playscripts, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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