The plan to publish four volumes of plays from four central European countries emerged as a joint idea of the theatre institutes in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. In this joint project each of the participating institutions prepares one volume that contains plays from all four countries dating from a certain period and translated into English. The final four-volume series is intended to offer readers a representative selection of central European drama in the 20th century. The first volume was published with the support of the International Visegrad Fund by the Theatre Institute in Slovakia. The thematic focus of this volume is Weddings and it presents several important works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Maryša by Alois and Vilém Mrštík, The Wedding by Stanisław Wyspiański, Snowdrifts by Vladimír Hurban Vladimírov, and The Glass Slipper by Ferenc Molnár. Each of the plays is accompanied by a study and photographs from a production. The publication concludes with a study by Marta Botíková on weddings and family traditions in Central European rural culture and their reflection in drama writings.
Price 290 Czk / 341 pp. / ISBN 80-88987-28-8
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