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Edwards, Gwynne

Works: 103 works in 415 publications in 3 languages and 12,061 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Songs  Musical settings  Song cycles  Literary criticism 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Performer, tra
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, 862.62
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gwynne Edwards
Most widely held works by Gwynne Edwards
Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí : forbidden pleasures and connected lives by Gwynne Edwards( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were born within six years of each other and, as Gwynne Edwards reveals, their childhood circumstances were very similar. Each was affected by a narrow-minded society and an intolerant religious background which equated sex with sin and led all three to experience sexual problems of different kinds: Lorca, the guilt and anguish associated with his homosexuality; Buñuel, feelings of sexual inhibition; and Dalí, virtual impotence. Having met during the 1920s at the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, they developed intense personal relationships and channeled their respective obsessions into the cultural forms then prevalent in Europe, in particular Surrealism. Rooted in emotional turmoil, their work--from Lorca's dramatic characters in search of sexual fulfillment, to Buñuel's frustrated men and women, and Dalí's potent images of shame and guilt--is highly autobiographical. Their left-wing outrage directed at bourgeois values and the Catholic Church was strongly felt, and in the case of Lorca in particular, was sharpened by the catastrophic Civil War of 1936-9, during the first months of which he was murdered by Franco's fascists. The war hastened Buñuel's departure to France and Mexico and Dalí's to New York. Edwards describes how, for the rest of his life, Buñuel clung to his left-wing ideals and made outstanding films, while the increasingly eccentric and money-obsessed Dalí embraced Fascism and the Catholic Church, and saw his art go into rapid decline
Lorca, the theatre beneath the sand by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatists in perspective : Spanish theatre in the twentieth century by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

18 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of Valle-Inclán, García Lorca, Alberti, Buero Vallejo and Sastre
Lorca : living in the theatre by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorca's theatre, like that of Strindberg and Tennessee Williams, voices his personal dilemmas, not least his homosexuality. This study of all his plays examines the way in which the dramatist's life was transformed into high art through influences as varied as Surrealism and Greek tragedy. In an attempt to cover as many aspects of Lorca's theatre and the time in which he lived as possible, Gwynne Edwards deals not only with the plays themselves but includes material on the social and political character of the 1920s and 1930s, on the cultural background, on Lorca's friendships with Dalí and Buñuel and on the performances of the plays in his lifetime and afterwards. Lorca is by far the best-known and most popular Spanish dramatist in the English-speaking world, not to mention Continental Europe. Anyone who wishes to know more about him will find it in this volume."--Publisher description
A companion to Luis Buñuel by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Bunuel (1900-1983) was one of the truly great film-makers of the twentieth century. Born in the Spanish village of Calanda and shaped by a repressive Jesuit education and a bourgeois family background, he reacted against both, escaped to Paris, and was soon embraced by Andre Breton's official surrealist group. His early film are his most aggressive and shocking, the slicing of the eyeball in Un Chien andalou (1929) one of the most memorable episodes in the history of cinema. Subsequently, Bunuel worked in Mexico where, in spite of tight budgets, he made films as memorable as The Forgotten Ones (1950) and He (1952)
The trickster of Seville and the stone guest = El burlador de Sevilla y el convidado de piedra by Tirso de Molina( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flamenco! by Ken Haas( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flamenco is the quintessential expression of Spain and its people. A dramatic form of song, music and dance, it long ago began to thrill and captivate the world, even though its true character and purpose have often not been fully understood." "Ken Haas's colour photographs of contemporary flamenco, and the background against which it flourishes, bring to life this potent and enthralling art form." "Gwynne Edwards provides a text that clarifies and illuminates the complex history of flamenco, from its earliest beginnings to its present sophistication. It also considers the flamenco films of recent years, such as Blood Wedding and Carmen, and the flamenco movement at the turn of the new millennium."--Jacket
The discreet art of Luis Buñuel : a reading of his films by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed interpretation of nine of the Spanish director's films focuses on the style, technique and themes of his work
Three major plays : Fuente Ovejuna ; The knight from Olmedo ; Punishment without revenge by Lope de Vega( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lope de Vega (1562-1635), widely regarded as the architect of the drama of the Spanish Golden Age, was known by his contemporaries as the 'monster of Nature' for his claim to have written more than a thousand plays. His work is notable for its energy, inventiveness, and dramatic power and combines the serious and the comic in striving to imitate real life. Fuente Ovejuna, perhaps his best-known play, is based on Spanish history and reveals how tyranny leads to rebellion, while The Knight from Olmedo is a moving dramatization of impetuous and youthful passion which ends in death. Lope's most powerful tragedy, Punishment Without Revenge, centres on the illicit relationship of a young wife with her stepson and the revenge of a dishonoured husband." "These three plays, in vivid and performable translations faithful to the original Spanish, embody the very best of Lope's dramatic art."--Jacket
Almodóvar : labyrinths of passion by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important new study will appeal to Almodovar's devotees and to film students alike, with its chronological examination of the director's career. It sheds light on each individual film, demonstrates the connections between one movie and another and examines the director's progression in terms of genre, style and cinematic technique to reveal Almodovar's growing mastery of his art."--Jacket
The prison and the labyrinth : studies in Calderonian tragedy by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indecent exposures : Buñuel, Saura, Erice & Almodóvar by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, together with the attendant cultural isolationism which Franco's repressive regime imposed upon the Spanish people has ironically fostered a strong tradition of subversive film makers dedicated to challenging the assumed realities of the status quo." "Intent upon the ruthless exposure of hypocrisy and repression, the four Spanish directors, Bunuel, Saura, Erice and Almodovar have created a unique and distinctive body of work. Gwynne Edwards' Indecent Exposures gives the reader a first-class introduction to ten of their films, depicting a world where bourgeois values have collapsed, and the facades of good manners, political expediency and social propriety have all been thrown aside. Such cinema classics as Bunuel's Viridiana, Saura's Raise Ravens, Erice's Spirit of the Beehive and Almodovar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown are all analyzed in great depth, their major and minor themes discussed and set against both the social and political contexts of the time and the concerns reflected in the directors' own lives. Indecent Exposures is essential reading for anyone interested in Spanish cinema; perhaps one of the most vibrant and iconoclastic contributions to this twentieth-century medium."--Jacket
Los cabellos de Absalón by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calderon de la Barca: Los Cabellos de Absalon is a part of a small yet important body of genuinely tragic plays written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, one of the greatest tragic dramatis of the Golden Age. The book begins with a short biography of the life of Pedro Calderon de la Barca and how it influenced his works. It also discusses his greatest works: Los Cabellos de Absalon - its comparison with La Venganza de Tamar; its interpretation; the text; summary of verse forms used; and select bibliography for further reading. The book also includes an untranslated Spanish version of the play its
La Hija del aire by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : two by Federico García Lorca( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spain's most celebrated dramatist Federico Garci;a Lorca (1898-1936) was murdered by Nationalist sympathizers shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. This volume of translations by Gwynne Edwards contains five plays, four of which--The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife, The Love of Don Perlimpli;n, The Puppet Play of Don Cristóbal, and The Butterfly's Evil Spell--represent the attractive comic strand in Lorca's work and his use of the traditions of farce and puppet play; the fifth, When Five Years Pass, belongs to Lorca's surrealist phase and is one of his most striking and original contributions to the theatre"--Publisher
Three plays by Federico García Lorca( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Methuen book of contemporary Latin American plays( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All you who sleep tonight by Jonathan Dove( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Bernardo Alba by Federico García Lorca( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Spain around 1900, the scene is a household managed by a widowed mother of five daughters. Under the combined tyranny of the church and her need to protect her family's reputation, Bernarda Alba represses her daughters by enforcing an eight-year mourning period. The tensions build among the imprisoned women until the natural spirits of the daughters circumvent Bernarda, but with tragic results
Dramaturgos en perspectiva : teatro español del siglo XX by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lorca : living in the theatre
Lorca, the theatre beneath the sandLorca : living in the theatreA companion to Luis BuñuelFlamenco!The discreet art of Luis Buñuel : a reading of his filmsThree major plays : Fuente Ovejuna ; The knight from Olmedo ; Punishment without revengeAlmodóvar : labyrinths of passionPlays : two
Alternative Names
Edwards, G. (Gwynne), 1937-

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