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Playwrights Before the Fall:<br> Eastern European Drama in Times of Revolution
Playwrights Before the Fall:
Eastern European Drama in Times of Revolution

by Daniel Gerould (editor)
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, November 2009

This first multi-author international anthology of Eastern European plays to appear in English includes Slawomir Mrozek’s Portrait, as well as plays by Karel Steigerwald, Gyorgy Spiró, Matei Visniec, and Dušan Jovanovic.
 
 
Adam Mickiewicz: The Life of a Romantic
Adam Mickiewicz: The Life of a Romantic
by Roman Koropeckyj
Cornell University Press, November 2008

Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), Poland’s national poet, was one of the extraordinary personalities of the age. Roman Koropeckyj draws a portrait of the Polish poet as a quintessential European Romantic. This richly illustrated biography-the first scholarly biography of the poet to be published in English since 1911-draws extensively on diaries, memoirs, correspondence, and the poet’s literary texts to make sense of a life as sublime as it was tragic.
 
 
New Europe: Plays from the Continent -copy
New Europe: Plays from the Continent
by  Bonnie Marranca and Malgorzata Semil (editors)
PAJ Publications, January 2010

The first U.S. play collection to feature work from several countries on the European continent in the post-1989 era includes Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk’s The Squirrel-Man. Seven plays explore issues of terrorism, immigration, youth, globalization, families, and post-communist culture in the years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and expansion of the European Union.
 
 
Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage
Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2010

Published, in part, through a grant from the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

Essays, interviews and performance texts on international documentary theatre.

Polish contributions include essays on the history of documentary theater in Poland by Agnieszka Sowinska and Joanna Ostrowska, as well as the texts of two Polish plays: The Files by the Theatre of the Eighth Day and Burn Your House Down by Pawel Demirski, along with an interview with Demirski by Pawel Sztarbowski, We’re not Hyenas.
 
 
Poland’s Angry Romantic: <br>Two Poems And a Play by Juliusz Slowacki -copy
Poland’s Angry Romantic:
Two Poems And a Play by Juliusz Slowacki

by Juliusz Slowacki
edited and translated by Peter Cochran, Bill Johnston, Miroslawa Modrzewska, and Catherine O’Neil

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, November 2009

New translations of three key works by Poland’s great Romantic bard: his meditative poem Agamemnon's Tomb, and his hilarious mock-epic Beniowski, in the style of Byron's Don Juan.
 
 
Seven Plays
Seven Plays
by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
translated , edited, and with an Introduction by Daniel C. Gerould
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, August 2004

 
 
The Morality of Mrs. Dulska
The Morality of Mrs. Dulska
by Gabriela Zapolska
edited by Teresa Murjas

Intellect Ltd, November 2007

A landmark of early modernist Polish drama, Zapolska’s play is an uncompromising look at gender and class in fin-de-siècle Poland. In her introduction Murjas discusses the many intriguing challenges involved in its cultural transference, combining the perspective of translator with that of theatre practitioner. This book is a rare treat in a much neglected area of modern scholarship. – Dr Elwira Grossman, University of Glasgow
 
 
Zapolska’s Women: Three Plays:
Zapolska’s Women: Three Plays:
Malka Szwarcenkopf, The Man, and Miss Maliczewska

by Gabriela Zapolska
edited and translated by Teresa Murjas

Intellect Books, October 2009

Zapolska was one of Poland’s foremost modernist playwrights, and… an uncompromising explorer of gender construction and class oppression in fin-de-siècle Poland.