The House of Bernarda Alba
The House of Bernarda Alba [videorecording] / by Federico Garcia Lorca ; a Holmes production for Channel 4 in association with Thirteen/WNET and Amaya Distribution ; translated by Robert David Macdonald ; produced by Stephen Phillips ; directed by Nuria Espert and Stuart Burge.
- Variant title
At head of title: Nuria Espert's production of
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1995.
1 videocassette (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Glenda Jackson, Joan Plowright, Deborah Findlay, Gillian Hanna, Emma Lewis, Emer McCourt, Suzanna Hamilton, Patricia Hayes, Julie Legrand, Mary Maddox, Pauline Melville, Amanda Root.
Director of photography, Simon Kossoff ; editor, David Gasson ; music, Carlos Miranda.
- System details
Set in rural Spain at the turn of this century, the scene is a cloistered household managed by a newly widowed mother of five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the tyranny bred from a need to protect the reputation of the family, the matron (Bernarda Alba) represses her daughters by enforcing an eight year mourning period. The tensions build rapidly among the imprisoned women, with a demented grandmother playing a role resembling that of a Greek chorus. Eventually, the natural spirits of the daughters circumvent Bernarda, but with tragic results.
Videocassette release of the 1991 television production.
Translated and adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca's play La casa de Bernarda Alba.
- Subject headings
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936.--Dramatic works--Television adaptations.
- Other contributors
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936. Casa de Bernarda Alba.
MacDonald, Robert David.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Amaya Distribution (Firm)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)