by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of all times, was born in Granada (Spain) on June 5, 1898.
He was killed at the peak of his creative career on August 19, 1936.
This amazing documentary by Jose Asuncion Silva covers his life in four Utube videos.
If you speak Spanish I highly recommend you check them out.
If you don’t and want to know more about Lorca, you may watch Little Ashes, a beautiful and little known movie about his friendship and impossible relationship with the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. See my review here: http://www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com/2011/06/little-ashes.html
And if you happen to live in Austin, TX and are an actor you are in luck because Wondrous Strange Players is holding auditions July 12 and 13 for Lorca’s play Blood Wedding. http://austinlivetheatre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2294:auditions-for-blood-wedding-by-garcia-lorca-wondrous-strange-players-july-&catid=678:wondrous-strange-players
And so, in his work, Federico lives!