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Zapolska's women : three plays ; Malka Szwarcenkopf, The man and Miss Maliczewska /
[translated and introduced by] Teresa Murjas.
imprint
Bristol [Eng.] : Intellect, c2009.
description
400 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1841502367 (Paper), 9781841502366 (Paper)
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imprint
Bristol [Eng.] : Intellect, c2009.
isbn
1841502367 (Paper)
9781841502366 (Paper)
language note
Translated from the Polish.
catalogue key
6946319
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-399).
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Main Description
Gabriela Zapolska (18571921) was one of the foremost modernist Polish playwrights.Zapolska's Womenfeatures three of her performance texts that focus on the economic and social pressures faced by women in partitioned Poland at the end of the eighteenth century. In addition to the plays,Zapolska's Womenprovides a detailed biography of Zapolska, relating her life story to the themes of each play; an analysis of her significance within Polish and European literary and theatrical traditions; and background on the social and historical conditions within Poland during the time the plays were written and originally performed. This informative collection of groundbreaking plays will introduce an English-speaking audience to Zapolska's important work.
Main Description
Gabriela Zapolska (18571921) was one of the foremost modernist Polish playwrights. Zapolska's Women features three of her performance texts that focus on the economic and social pressures faced by women in partitioned Poland at the end of the eighteenth century. In addition to the plays, Zapolska's Women provides a detailed biography of Zapolska, relating her life story to the themes of each play; an analysis of her significance within Polish and European literary and theatrical traditions; and background on the social and historical conditions within Poland during the time the plays were written and originally performed. This informative collection of groundbreaking plays will introduce an English-speaking audience to Zapolska's important work.
Main Description
This groundbreaking book, part of Intellect's Playtext Series, contains the first English language translations of three plays by Polish playwright, actress and journalist Gabriela Zapolska. They were initially performed in fin-de-siecle, partitioned Poland. Each play focuses on the economic and social pressures faced by women. A general introduction and three focused essays serve to contextualise the translations. The essays provide biographical information about Zapolska relevant to the plays' subject matter, analyse her significance within Polish and European literary and theatrical traditions and discuss the social and historical conditions from which the plays emerged. Murjas considers the plays' performance history and delves into the significance of the plays in their new 'linguistic context'.

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