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Title Hungarian plays : new drama from Hungary / selected and introducted by László Upor.

Published London : Nick Hern Books in association with Visiting Arts, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  894.5113 Hun /0001 acn:93242    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 242 pages ; 20 cm.
Series The international collection.
The international collection.
Notes Translated from the Hungarian.
Contents The seducer's diary/ Adras Nagy -- Unsent letters/Andor Szilagyi -- Muller's dancers/Akos Nemeth --Everywoman/Peter Karpati.
Summary This volume presents a pioneering selection of up-to-the minute plays from the vibrant but little-known theatre of present-day Hungary. Everywoman by Peter Karpati is a modern retelling of the medieval Everyman story, with a female protagonist. The Seducer's Diary by Andras Nagy is loosely based on autobiographical writings by the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard. Offering a metaphor for modern Hungary, Muller's Dancers by Akos Nemeth shows a dance troupe falling apart when their leader deserts them. And in Andor Szilagyi's lightly surreal Unsent Letters two people repeatedly meet, fall in love and part. In these four plays, selected and introduced by the Literary Manager of one of Budapest's two National Theatres, can be seen again the sense of energy and adventure which has long been a characteristic of Hungary and Hungarians - particularly in the world of the arts.
Other author Upor, Laszlo.
Nagy, Adras, 1956- Seducer's diary.
Szilágyi, Andor, 1955- Unsent letters.
Németh, Ákos, 1964- Muller's dancers.
Kárpáti, Péter, 1961- Everywoman.
Subject Hungarian drama -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
ISBN 1854592440