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Inspired by real characters and described by the author as 'a true record of village life', it is a tragic tale of frustration and explosive passions in a household of women rulled by a tyrannical mother.

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As polished and shiney as her own furniture, a husk of a woman who puts pride and honour before love and generosity, and who is so out of touch with her own heart that she ignores all the signs of the coming disaster, content to rule her house with her eyes wide shut.

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With Adela out of earshot, Martirio tells everyone else that Pepe actually fled on his pony. Bernarda remarks that as a woman she can't be blamed for poor casa di bernarda alba.

A shot is heard, immediately she calls for Adela, who has locked herself into a room.

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When Adela doesn't respond, Bernarda and Poncia force the door open. Soon Poncia's shriek is heard.


She returns with her hands clasped around her neck and warns the family not to enter the room. Adela, not knowing that Pepe survived, has hanged herself. She insists that Adela has died a virgin and demands that this be made known to the whole town. The text implies that Adela and Casa di bernarda alba had an affair; Bernarda's moral code and pride keep this from registering.

There are five daughters, Angustias, the eldest 39 Magdalena 30 Amelia 27 Martirio 24 casa di bernarda alba Adela only There are no coincidences in these names, they emphasize the pain of their situation. The girls yearn to marry and be free but they fear what is outside as much as their own emotions that are eating them from within.

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Even an open door elicits a gasp and silence before they are able to react. No casa di bernarda alba appear on stage, but their movements are followed longingly by the girls from behind the barred windows, so tantalizingly present and so out of reach.


Bernarda reminds them that women should only see men in church and then only see the priest for prayers, casa di bernarda alba no others. Bernarda has thwarted previous marriage hopes for the hunchback Martirio, telling herself it had to be so, from a sense of duty, to stop her marrying below her class.

It's just that your daughters are of an age when they ought to have husbands. Mighty little trouble they give you. Angustias must be much more than thirty now. None of them has ever had a beau and they've never needed one!

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They get along very well. To all this tension, some natural sounds added an unexpected effect to this production. As the theatre is built into a railway arch, there is the sporadic rumbling of the trains.


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