Dare to Read

July 6, 2011

Federico García Lorca: In memoriam

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.

http://youtu.be/b9FCP41-GVo

http://youtu.be/8K5D6uy6aHc

http://youtu.be/WRHqwG0tqcA

http://youtu.be/kdp6fc7xRmk

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!