The great Spanish modernist poet and playwright Frederico Garcia Lorca was born in Fuente Vaqueros, near Granada, in 1898. His plays include The Butterfly's Evil Spell, Mariana Pineda, The Shoemaker's Wonderful Wife, Blood Wedding, The Love of Don Perlimpin, Yerma, When Five Years Pass, and The House of Bernada Alba. Lorca's many poetry collections include Book of Poems, First Songs, Poet in New York, The Gypsy Ballads, and Poem of Deep Song. In 1936, at the outset of the Spanish Civil War, he was shot and killed by anti-Republican rebels in Franco's army.The British poet, translator, author, and critic Ted Hughes, born in 1930, wrote more than forty books, including, in the last decade of his life, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being; Tales from Ovid; verse adaptations of Aeschylus's Oresteia, Racine's Phèdre, and Euripedes' Alcestis; and the bestselling Birthday Letters. Hughes served as Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II from 1984 until his death in 1998.