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Blood Wedding Lesson Plan

Introduction to Blood Wedding

Federico García Lorca maintained a lifelong interest in the music and culture of rural Spain, a fascination that heavily influenced one of his most acclaimed tragedies, Blood Wedding. More directly, the play was inspired by a sensational crime that Lorca read about in the Madrid daily ABC in 1928. In the farming village of Níjar, a young man had been murdered after attempting to run away with a bride on the eve of her wedding. It was later revealed that the murderer had been the groom's cousin.

Lorca followed the investigation closely, and the people involved may have helped him develop the characters in the play. Like the Bride, the woman in question was "of independent character" and...

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