Lorca: Living in the Theatre (Paperback)
Now in paperback, a penetrating study of the life and work of an enigma in the world of theatre and poetry—awarded Choice's Outstanding Academic Book of the Year upon first publication
Lorca's theatre, like that of Strindberg and Tennessee Williams, voices his personal dilemmas, not least his homosexuality. This study of all his plays examines the way in which the dramatist's life was transformed into high art through influences as varied as Surrealism and Greek tragedy. In an attempt to cover as many aspects of Lorca’s theatre and the time in which he lived as possible, the book deals not only with the plays themselves but includes material on the social and political character of the 1920s and 1930s, on the cultural background, on Lorca's friendships with Dalí and Buñuel, and on the performances of the plays in his lifetime and afterwards.
"Excellently researched and deeply interesting . . . takes us further into Lorca's mind than most writers. . . . It is a pleasure to review a book that is compelling and vividly written and leaves us in the end holding the keys to [Lorca's] personality." —Birmingham Post