1 EAGLETON NOTES: The House of Bernalda Alba

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The House of Bernalda Alba

Anna took me to The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow this evening to see The House of Bernalda Alda play to a packed house.  The play was written by Fredrico Garcie Lorca in 1936 in Spain.  The version we saw was a modern version written into the present day Glasgow gangland by Rona Munro.  It was a very powerful performance, wonderfully acted.   It would be great to be able to write a lot about it here but that's not practical.  Suffice to say I would recommend anyone who cares about the role of women and the yoke of tradition to see it.  Mind you this particular version would be unlikely to be appreciated or understood outside Scotland.  Indeed even an person from Edinburgh might have difficulties.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it. Nothing like a really good stage play, is there? (Unless it's a really good stage musical, of course!...or maybe a comedy!)

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  2. That sounds interesting. I haven't been to the theatre in a while. Used to go quite a lot for a period back in the 90's. There is indeed still something special about a live performance.

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