Dona Rosita the Spinster

Dona Rosita the Spinster

Federico Garcia Lorca
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Author:  Federico Garcia Lorca
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  208
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year:  2008
ISBN:  9781408105054

In Dona Rosita the Spinster, set in Granada around 1900, Lorca paints a sympathetic picture of a young girl as she waits in vain for her fiance to return and her hopes of marriage fade. The fate of Rosita, symbolised by the rosa mutabile, which pales from red to pink to white in the course of a day, appears the more poignant as Lorca casts a satirical eye at the middle-class society of Granada by which she is surrounded. First performed in 1935, Dona Rosita was greeted as one of Lorca's finest achievements and it remains a classic work of Spanish theatre alongside Lorca's Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba and Yerma. This Student Edition features parallel English and Spanish texts of the play, together with a full commentary, questions and a bibliography. 'Dona Rosita is the most accessible and personal of all his plays - a wistful tragic-comedy of unfulfilled love' Guardian