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The Cervantes Institute in Cairo and Alexandria hosts the famous Spanish play “Blood Wedding” in Arabic

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Cervantes Institute (the Spanish Cultural Center) in Cairo and Alexandria will host the famous tragic theater performance “Blood Wedding” by Federico García Lorca in an Arabic version prepared by Marwan Hamed – at eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, April 18, at its headquarters in Cairo, and Sunday, April 21, in Alexandria. Entry is free and available to the general public until the number is full, and entry is prohibited after the start of the show.

This theatrical vision is presented by French-Egyptian director Hazem Al-Awadly, and is the result of a theatrical workshop by “Note Theater” targeting young actors and students of dramatic arts in Egypt.

Based on a true story, the events of the play “Blood Wedding” by Federico García Lorca – dating back to July 1928 – take place on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Almeria, and are integrated into a theatrical format of three acts and seven scenes, embodying bloody conflicts fueled by the harsh customs that prevailed in society. at that time.

It tells the story of an unfortunate rural wedding, ruined by an old and past love, unleashing a mysterious and ancestral tragedy in which love, jealousy, death, and myths combine with poetry and some of the most enduring symbols in the works of the Granada author.

It is noteworthy that “Blood Wedding” is one of the pillars of Lorca’s unique trilogy (Blood Wedding, Yerma, House of Bernarda Elba), and is one of the most famous works of classical Spanish theater of the twentieth century.

This play has been translated into many languages ​​and presented in multiple versions around the world with different directorial visions. It has also enjoyed tremendous public success by being presented in cinema and opera, and has been a source of inspiration for artists from all over the world.

The event comes within the framework of the cultural program of the Cervantes Institute, which includes various artistic and cultural events aimed at enhancing understanding and communication between Spanish culture and language and the cultures of the host countries.

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