Academic journal article Studies in the Literary Imagination. Slawomir Mrozek is one of the leading Polish playwrights of the twentieth century. His plays are generally satirical in nature and focus on political and moral issues. Tango, written in , is no exception to this scheme. The play deals with the nature of power and its uses as a political tool.
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Shelves: polish-lit. His plays will be revived in Poland and taught at universities for years to come. The text of the play that I read was in an English-language anthology of nine notable plays for the period from to Tango has the potential to enjoy a long posterity survive in the English- speaking world because it offers a superb example of the theatre of the absurd.
It has uproariously weird characters and bizarre situations that violate the norms of conventional drama with the purpose of making the audience member wonder if life has any meaning. Tango presents a generational conflict between a father Stomil who believes in experimental art and personal life styles versus a son Arthur who wants to restore formalism in art and the actions of individuals in society.
Eddie appears to be a Bolshevik being working class, blunt and brutal. I personally will not be attending. View 1 comment. Apr 14, Daria rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites.
Ulubiony dramat razem z Weselem. Jul 12, Marta rated it really liked it Shelves: drama. View all 3 comments. Mar 21, Tymon rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction. Oct 04, keskese rated it it was amazing Shelves: , fav. Bardzo dobra rzecz. Wszystko na nic. Groteska w najlepszym wydaniu. Przez co popada w rozpacz. Jan 14, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: set-books. Hilarious, thought-provoking and absorbing attention.
Great book! Prostacy kontra osoby uczone. Mar 27, katarzyna rated it it was amazing Shelves: polish , , favorites , drama. Mar 11, Anna rated it really liked it. Primitive rude Mister Edek kills an idealist Artur and reign of the house of Stomils. Co w tym dziwnego? Elenora: To bardzo nedyskretnie pytanie. Ala: Dlaczego? Elenora: Nie, chyba nie Aug 16, M S added it. Nov 04, Martyna rated it it was amazing Shelves: cinema , owned-books , polskie. A parody of a family drama, in which parents are rebels and children at all costs defend the old order.
None of them can see that there is nothing to rebel against or defend. Chaos has dominated the world and will never back down again. An interesting social diagnosis and an important question: can modernity be overcome? Power, which despite the passage of years, still remains unchanged. It's strength, attraction and attractiveness draw A parody of a family drama, in which parents are rebels and children at all costs defend the old order. It's strength, attraction and attractiveness draw in every generation.
Mar 28, joanna rated it really liked it. Mar 25, Veronica added it Shelves: Mar 13, Oliver Red rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction , paranoia , polish , sociology , thought-provoking. Serdecznie polecam!
Un placer para el paladar, aunque requiere de una segunda lectura. Para paladares pensantes. Muy fina. May 22, Julia rated it liked it. Jan 27, Tesia Kuczera rated it it was ok. Oct 04, Blackrose rated it really liked it. Mar 01, Domissiak rated it liked it. Mar 25, A. Sisley rated it really liked it Shelves: z-biblioteki. Feb 22, Adrianna rated it liked it Shelves: God what the hell I didn't understand much and I hope we're gonna discuss it narrowly on Polish, because it's so easy to miss the point of this play I definetely did in some way.
But all in all, I found this to be funny at times and some quotes really provoked me to think about our society and how we currently live. Readers also enjoyed. His first play, Policja The Police , was published in His first full-length play "Tango" — a family saga — is still along with "The Emigrants" a bitter and ironic portrait of two Polish emigrants in Paris his best-known work, and continue to be performed throughout the world.
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Slawomir Mrozek, Leading Polish Playwright, Dies at 83
Mrozek, who had spent much of the last half-century in exile, was Mrozek, who began his career as a journalist and cartoonist, was known for mordant allegorical plays whose absurdism lampooned the political and social climate of the postwar Eastern bloc nations. Periodically banned in Poland, Mr. Some American reviewers criticized Mr. But others argued that Westerners simply lacked the education in totalitarianism that revealed his preposterous situations as merely slightly exaggerated versions of everyday realities.
It was first published in the literary magazine Dialog Dialogue in In Poland, Tango was staged for the first time in Bydgoszcz in The play is set in a non-defined time in the home of Stomil and Eleonora, parents of Artur student of medicine. The place is disorganized not only in the way it is furnished, but also through the complete lack of house rules and common values. Everyone can do whatever they want. In addition, many unneeded objects like baby carriage, old wedding dress, catafalque after Artur grandfather's death, can be found in there. It seems that "perplexity" may be the word that describes their lives best.
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