This work presents two of the most performed and studied plays by the most important Spanish poet and dramatist of the twentieth century, in definitive new translations. "Dona Rosita" tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with a man who is called away to South America. He swears to return and Rosita waits until she learns he has already married someone else. Garcia Lorca portrays what he himself called 'the grotesque treatment of women' in Spain. The action is set in Granada, Spain at three different years portraying the bourgeois life of the 1880's and the modernisation and the beginning World War I during the early 1900's. "The House of Bernarda Alba" written a few months before Lorca's death, explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women. Bernarda's cruel tyranny over her daughters foreshadows the stifling nature of Franco's fascist regime, which was to arrive just a few weeks after Lorca finished writing his play.