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Edwards, Gwynne

Overview
Works: 39 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 7,085 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Songs  Musical settings  Song cycles  Fiction  Art music 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PQ6613.A763, 862.62
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gwynne Edwards
 
Most widely held works by Gwynne Edwards
Lorca, the theatre beneath the sand by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca : living in the theatre by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 622 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
Fuente Ovejuna ; The knight from Olmedo ; Punishment without revenge by Lope de Vega( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 401 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
Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí : forbidden pleasures and connected lives by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 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
The prison and the labyrinth : studies in Calderonian tragedy by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Federico García Lorca( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All you who sleep tonight by Jonathan Dove( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning the curtain : four revolutionary Spanish plays( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together work by some of Spain's leading theatrical talents. Antonio Buero Vallejo's Two Sides to Dr Valmy's Story throws up powerful x-ray images of a psychiatric investigation into the collapse of a policeman's marriage when it is discovered that his job entails the routine torture of political prisoners. Alfonso Sastre's Tragic Prelude probes the existential realities behind a terrorist's complex motives for causing violence. In Almost a Goddess, Jaime Salom skewers Gala Dali, the great surrealist muse, on the end of a pin, exposing the grotesque tragi-comedy of her marriages with the French poet Paul Eluard and the visionary Spanish painter Salvador Dali. Francisco Ors' Contradance offers a daring and controversial exploration of the sexuality of Elizabeth I, Queen of England
Plays : three by Federico García Lorca( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 155 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
Yerma by Federico García Lorca( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yerma (meaning 'Barren') is one of three tragic plays about peasants and rural life that make up Lorca's 'rural trilogy'. It is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculeanstruggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrennessbecomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society thatdenies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for achild drives her to commit a terrible crime at the end of the play. This Student Edition comes complete with a full introduction; plot synopsis;commentary on characters, context and themes; bibliography; chronology, a
Blood wedding = Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the wedding of a young couple from rival clans, the bride-to-be elopes with a former lover. The groom's mother is torn between a desire for vengeance and the instinct to protect her son
A cultural journey through Andalusia : from Granada to Seville by Gwynne Edwards( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andalusia is the most fascinating region of Spain, as well as the source of much of what we regard as most typically Spanish, A Cultural Journey Through Andalusia: From Granada to Seville takes the reader on a journey through the buildings that are part of southern Spain's Muslim heritage, from the Alhambra in Granada to the Great Mosque in Cordoba and the Alcazar in Seville. At the same time, it places these and other buildings in the context of the Moorish invasion of Spain in the eighth century and the presence of the Muslims in the country until the Christian Reconquest of 1492. The book is also a journey into the cultural past of Andalusia in other ways. It explains the origins and development of flamenco from the time of the arrival of gypsy tribes in the south in the fifteenth century to its later performances in cafes and theatres; the ancient sources of the bullfight, its evolution in modern times and its principal characteristics; and the religious fervour of the sixteenth century that finds its way into the processions of Holy Week, which is such a dramatic and colourful spectacle in present-day Andalusia. A final chapter outlines the key events that have affected the region in the twentieth century, from the bitter Civil War of 1936-9 to the Franco dictatorship of thirty-six years and the subsequent transition to democracy."--Jacket
Doña Rosita the spinster by Federico García Lorca( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl waits for her fiancé to return and marry her as she ages and loses her beauty
Sommer 14 : a dance of death by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In June 1914, Europe was enjoying unprecedented peace and prosperity. Little over a month later, the world was at war -- and only a handful of people knew it was happening. Inspired by the medieval mystery plays, Sommer 14: A Dance of Death is an epic telling from a German and European perspective of the world's descent into war. Employing the character of Death as a guide, the play uses the classic Danse Macabre structure of a series of searing vignettes to illuminate the people and the events that led up to the outbreak of the First World War."--Page [4] of cover
Cut my shadow : three songs for mezzo-soprano and piano by Jonathan Dove( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca Plays : 3 by Gwynne Edwards( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca plays one : Blood Wedding, Dona Rosita the Spinster, Yerma by Federico García Lorca( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three tragedies were written at the height if Lorca's powers and display his innovative mix of Spanish popular tradition and modern dramatic technique. Blood Wedding tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage; Doña Rosita the Spinster follows the appalling fate of a young woman beguiled into the expectation of marriage and left stranded for a lifetime whilst Yerma is possibly Lorca's harshest play following a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. Set in and around his home territory, Granada, the plays return again and again to the lives of passionate individuals, particularly women, trapped by the social conventions of narrow peasant communities. The plays appear here in new playable translations
A companion to Luis Buñuel by Gwynne Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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)
 
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Lorca : living in the theatre
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Lorca : living in the theatreFuente Ovejuna ; The knight from Olmedo ; Punishment without revengeLorca, Buñuel, Dalí : forbidden pleasures and connected livesThree playsBurning the curtain : four revolutionary Spanish playsPlays : threeLa casa de Bernarda AlbaYerma