Blood Wedding


  • The play was adapted as a Spanish film in 1938, with Margarita Xirgu repeating her stage role.
  • The 1957 opera Bluthochzeit by Wolfgang Fortner is adapted from Henrique Beck's German translation of the play.
  • BBC Television made their earliest known adaptation of the play in 1959.
  • In 1964 a generally well-regarded operatic version, Vérnász, with a score by Hungarian composer Sándor Szokolay, was first produced in Budapest. It has been performed since.
  • In 1981, Spanish film director Carlos Saura directed a dance film inspired by the play (also entitled Blood Wedding).
  • In 1986, the BBC World Service broadcast a radio version of the play. It starred Anna Massey, Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman, among others.
  • A 2006 Haitian operatic adaptation of the play, titled Le Maryaj Lenglensou, was produced by Dutch filmmaker Hans Fels, with a score by Haitian composer Iphares Blain. A documentary on the production by Fels premiered at the 2007 Netherlands Film Festival.[1]
  • In 2007, BBC Radio 3 broadcast a new production of the play, using the Ted Hughes translation and featuring Barbara Flynn as The Mother.

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