Dare to Read

October 9, 2011

Quote from Federico Garcia-Lorca

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“theatre is poetry that rises from the book and becomes human enough to talk and shout, weep and despair.”

Federico Garcia Lorca.

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.





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!

June 30, 2011

Federico García Lorca´s Blood Wedding in L.A.

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If you live in L.A. you are in luck. You can watch Federico García Lorca´s 1933 masterpiece Blood Wedding staged by director Jon Lawrence Rivera at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A..

The story of a bride that runs away with her former lover (now married) on her wedding night originally set in 1933 rural southern Spain is transplanted this time to 1952 central California.

For a full review and times, you can click here http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/06/theater-review-blood-wedding-at-the-odyssey-theatre-1.htm

June 18, 2011

Federico García Lorca and La Barraca

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by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban



From 1932 to 1936, Federico García Lorca, the Spanish poet and playwright, traveled with his company La Barraca bringing theater to rural Spain for free.

During this time, La Barraca  presented 13 plays in 74 different locations.

The Spanish Civil War put an end to the project and to Federico’s life. He was killed by fascists in Granada on August 18, 1936.

This footage of his time with La Barraca is priceless.


January 27, 2011

Federico Garcia Lorca Play

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If you live in NYC or close enough to visit for the day, and like theater, you may want to stop by The Repertorio Español and watch a play by Federico García Lorca: Así que pasen cinco años (Once Five Years Pass).

As you may remember García Lorca is one of the protagonists of my paranormal story Garlic for Breakfast.

This is what the reviewer at the Repertorio español website says about the play:

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of Lorca’s least known masterpieces

“Think you know Lorca? Think twice. “Así que pasen cinco años,” (Once Five Years Pass) is García Lorca’s most intimate work. The play stems from García Lorca’s desire to create a theater of “new and advanced forms and theories.” In René Buch’s words “‘Once Five Years Pass’ is one of García Lorca’s most complex and controversial plays, an exploration of his emotional and intellectual life and a result of his days living in New York.”

“Federico García Lorca’s plays denounce injustice, expose the reality of the lives of the underdog and speak out loud about themes that are hushed by society. “Así que pasen cinco años” is not an exception. With this play, García Lorca pushes through boundaries and engages the audience in a theatrical experience where no theme is taboo. In the story, a young man and a woman have decided to wait five years before getting married. As five years pass there’s another woman that’s in love with the young man but he rejects her as it is his desire to marry his fiancée. Once five years pass, the bride-to-be abandons her fiancée, the young man, who in turn seeks to recover the love of the woman he rejected. But love is not eternal and an unexpected event infiltrates time and bringing surprising repercussions for the young man.

“This is one of García Lorca’s most elaborate, challenging and least produced plays. It invites the audience to reflect on themes of emotions, pride, sex and gender, as relevant today as when García Lorca wrote the play in 1931, precisely five years before his death.