Home » The Flamenco Tradition in the Works of Federico Garcia Lorca and Carlos Saura: The Wounded Throat by Rob Stone
The Flamenco Tradition in the Works of Federico Garcia Lorca and Carlos Saura: The Wounded Throat Rob Stone

The Flamenco Tradition in the Works of Federico Garcia Lorca and Carlos Saura: The Wounded Throat

Rob Stone

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780773464292
Hardcover
312 pages
Enter answer

 About the Book 

This study explores the meaning and importance of flamenco in the works of two of the most important and influential figures in 20th-century Spanish culture, the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and the film-maker Carlos Saura. Lorca andMoreThis study explores the meaning and importance of flamenco in the works of two of the most important and influential figures in 20th-century Spanish culture, the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca and the film-maker Carlos Saura. Lorca and Saura shared a fascination for flamenco as a medium for the existential ideology of the marginalized and disenfranchised and this work evaluates the development of these themes through a close, contextual study of their works, which are linked explicitly by Sauras film adaptation of Lorcas Bodas de sangre and, more profoundly, by their use of flamenco to express ideas of sexual and political marginalization in pre- and post- Francoist Spain respectively. The study demonstrates that an understanding of the symbolism, visual style, characters, themes and performance system of flamenco is key to a greater understanding of the social, sexual, political and existential themes in the works of Lorca and Saura.