n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - New music for : reconstructing musical associations for the 50th anniversary performance of Shakespeare at Maynardville, Jan 2006

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



In January 2005, Federico Garcia Lorca's play was staged in Cape Town as a collaborative dance production by two local companies, La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre and Free Flight Dance Company. While involved in the process of writing, rehearsing and performing in the ensemble that supplied the live music for the show, a number of questions repeatedly surfaced, and I began to search for their answers. How many settings of Lorca's poems exist? Were there other settings of the ones that we were busy with? Surely settings of Lorca's songs would be valuable, and some record must be kept, perhaps by a trust preserving his works, or by the present holder of the copyright?

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