Until death do us part: Matrimony, Casti Connubii, and the Catholic Church in Federico García Lorca's Yerma:

@inproceedings{Badenes2015UntilDD,
  title={Until death do us part: Matrimony, Casti Connubii, and the Catholic Church in Federico Garc{\'i}a Lorca's Yerma:},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ignacio Badenes},
  year={2015}
}
Yerma, one of Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca's (1898–1936) best-known plays, is about a married woman referred to as Yerma who, because of her inability to conceive a child, becomes obsessed with having one and in the end kills her husband Juan out of frustration. On December 31, 1930, around the time before Lorca would set out to pen what would become Yerma, Pope Pius XI promulgated the encyclical Casti Connubii, which stressed the sanctity of marriage by reaffirming that “ … the conjugal act… CONTINUE READING