Blood Wedding - Federico Garcia Lorca - Ted Hughes - BBC Radio Drama - cheops
By Federico Garcia Lorca.
An evocative meditation on fate, war, tradition, passion and repression, inspired by the true story of a fatal feud between two families in the Almeria province, high in the mountains of rural Spain. A version by Ted Hughes.
One episode of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Bridegroom/Woodcutter ...... Carl Prekopp
Bride ...... Sarah Smart
Leonardo ...... William Ash
Leonardo's Wife/Girl ...... Andrea Riseborough
Father of Bride ...... David Fleeshman
Beggar Woman/Neighbour ...... Mary Cunningham
Servant/Mother-in-Law ...... Ellie Haddington
Moon ...... Claire Benedict
Girls ...... Liz Carter
Woodcutter ...... Sam Curtis
Woodcutter ...... Chris Hannon
Littler Girl ...... Daisy Jones
Directed by Pauline Harris.
First broadcast on 25/112007 on BBC Radio 3.
About the Author:
Federico García Lorca (June 5, 1898 – August 19, 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of '27, he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. [ FROM WIKIPEDIA ]
About the Dramatist:
Edward James Hughes OM (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet and children's writer, known as Ted Hughes. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. [ FROM WIKIPEDIA ]
About the Title:
The Spanish title of Federico García Lorca's great modernist play is Bodas de Sangre, or 'Wedding of Blood'. The title and theme came from a murder committed in 1928 in the town of Nijar in the Spanish province of Almería, when a young woman, Francisca Cañada Morales, ran off with her cousin, Francisco Montes Cañada, moments before her wedding to a local man. The cousin was then shot dead by the prospective bridegroom's brother. Lorca read about the incident in the Heraldo de Madrid newspaper and kept the cutting until he came to write the play in 1932. [ FROM http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/07/06/botitle106.xml ]
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