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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Another howler

 The Criada in Bernarda Alba is complaining about sexual abuse by Bernarda's husband, who has just died. When the other characters enter, she puts on a false display of grief. The author of the book on Lorca in real life interprets this as a sincere expression of grief, when it is clearly staged for the benefit of Bernarda. This is not even a subtle effect.  

If you don't understand metaphor and irony, you have no business here.  

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