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LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA

Visit to Bernarda Alba's House, Granada

Federico Garcia Lorca and his theatre is an important part of our teacher training programme for non-native teachers of Spanish.

This week we have visitid the Bernarda Alba's house in Valderrubio village. The house where Francisca Alba Sierra lived with her family and where Frederico García Lorca drew inspiration for his famous tragedy Bernarda Alba's house, premiered in 1945 in Buenos Aires by the Margarita Xirgu company, is located on Calle Real (before Calle Ancha) in Valderrubio and the taboo of fiction and truth has weighed on it for many decades. The building was converted into a museum in December 2018.

Francisca Alba's house had a well shared with the house of Federico's aunt, Matilde García Rodríguez. From the well they could see and hear those on the other side. It was through this aunt that Federico and his family found out about what was happening at the Alba house. But not everything that appears in Federico's drama has the same source. The rigorous mourning comes from a relative named Paca Mazuecos, whose house, after the death of her daughter, was completely in mourning, dressed in rigorous black, with a headscarf, no flowers in the patio because they were colored, black curtains on the windows, on the skirt of the stretcher table ...

Apart from visiting the Lorca museum in Fuentevaqueros, a visit to the Valderrubio museum is worthwhile,

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