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The House of Bernarda Alba (1991)

A domineering, reclusive and ostentatiously pious widow in a small Spanish town keeps such close watch on her daughters that they are unable to have normal social lives. However, the eldest... See full summary »

Directors:

Stuart Burge, Núria Espert (as Nuria Espert)

Writers:

Federico García Lorca (play) (as Federico Garcia Lorca), Robert David MacDonald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Findlay ... Martirio
Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton ... Amelia
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Maid
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Maria Josefa
Glenda Jackson ... Bernarda
Julie Legrand Julie Legrand ... Angustias
Emma Lewis Emma Lewis ... Young Mourner
Mary Maddox Mary Maddox ... Magdalena
Emer McCourt ... Beggar
Pauline Melville Pauline Melville ... Prudencia
Joan Plowright ... Poncia
Amanda Root ... Adela
Ann Heffernan Ann Heffernan ... Mourner
Judy Liebert Judy Liebert ... Mourner
Stella Richman Stella Richman ... Mourner
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A domineering, reclusive and ostentatiously pious widow in a small Spanish town keeps such close watch on her daughters that they are unable to have normal social lives. However, the eldest is allowed to become engaged to an unprincipled young man, primarily for the financial advantages it will bring the mother, Bernarda. Jealousy and envy ensues among the other daughters. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa de Bernarda Alba See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Play of the Week: The House of Bernarda Alba (1960) See more »

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Where did they hide this amazing play?
14 January 2012 | by theindependent11See all my reviews

I watched this play on TV when I was 14 or so. I never watched any theatre on TV and always thought it was the type of boring to death thing. I don't usually go to the theatre. But this play was amazing. I remember I was glued to the screen for whatever long it lasted non stop, the acting superb, the dialogue was heavy and serious but you wouldn't be able to lose your interest, suffocating heat, the repressed emotions culminating in the suicide. I think I still remember every single scene from the play especially Poncia's. Never watched it again and don't know what they've done with it, looks like they prefer to show Jeremy Kyle or Eastenders now. From my modest opinion its an unforgettable acting masterclass, would love to have it on DVD.


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