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Author Orlich, Ileana Alexandra, author

Title Subversive stages : theater in pre- and post-communist Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria / Ileana Alexandra Orlich
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016
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Contents Foreword: The ghosts of history redux: intertextuality, rewriting, adaptation / by Jozefina Komporaly -- Introduction: The Russian and French masters. The political ghosts and ideological phantasms of Nic Ularu's The cherry orchard, a sequel -- Adapting Molière and Jules Verne to Soviet censorship: Mikhail Bulgakov's A cabal of hypocrites and The crimson island -- György Spiró's The impostor: rethinking Molière's Tartuffe for communist Hungary -- Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe. Stalinist "traitors" and "saboteurs": Matéï Vișniec's Richard III will not take place or scenes from the life of Meyerhold -- Staging Hamlet as political no exit in Géza Bereményi's Halmi -- Nedyalko Yordanov's The murder of Gonzago: reading Bulgaria's communist political culture through Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Inserting god into politics. Specters of state power, history, and politics of the stage: Vlad Zografi's Peter or the sun spots -- Inserting god into the communist personality cult: Stefan Tsanev's The other death of Joan of Arc -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Communism and literature -- Europe, Eastern.
East European drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
French drama -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Russian drama -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016017690
ISBN 9633861187 (electronic bk.)
9789633861189 (electronic bk.)