This Spring term, Sevenoaks Senior Theatre Company demonstrated the scope of their experimental abilities and supple talent by dividing into two casts and performing two deliberately contrasting interpretations of the same play. ‘Blood Wedding’ by Federica Lorca has become a classic because of its poetic and earthy depiction of passion and repression’s collision in the Andalucían mountains of Spain. It is a tragedy in which a wife runs off with her ex-lover on her wedding day resulting in a fight to the death of her husband and lover. Whilst the ‘Blood’ company focused on bringing out the passion in the script through physical theatre, the ‘Wedding’ company focused on representing the repression in the script using Japanese Bunraku puppets. Both interpretations were fascinating to watch and paid full tribute to the depth of Lorca’s themes...
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Wednesday 25 April 2012
by Andy Waldron