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The Comedienne

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont

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ISBN 10: 0987153242 / ISBN 13: 9780987153241
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288 pages. Dimensions: 7.7in. x 5.0in. x 0.7in.The Comdienne draws on Nobel Prize winner, Wladyslav Reymonts, own experiences as an actor in a struggling provincial theatre at the fin de siecle, at time of massive social upheaval in Europe. Reymont depicts, in a slow burning tragedy, a young provincial Janina, the comdienne of the title, who joins a Warsaw theatre company and struggles toward what was then a very modern notion of personal freedom. A Comdienne also played drama and tragedy and the word in Polish had some connotation of a deceiver. As such, the title in Reymonts day would have implied a somewhat darker novel that we might unwittingly expect today. This edition has been completely re-edited and includes over 500 amendments, corrections and new translations to the orignal text. The introduction by Marianna Rychlowska includes; - Biographical details of the author - Historical context of the book - Literary notes - Historical review of early theatre in Poland - Theatre reportage by Henryk Sienkiewicz These unique insights provide the contemporary reader with much of the commonly understood historical context that was assumed of the original audience. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780987153241

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Title: The Comedienne

Publisher: Onesuch Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The Comédienne draws on Nobel Prize winner, Wladyslav Reymont's, own experiences as an actor in a struggling provincial theatre at the fin de siecle, at time of massive social upheaval in Europe. Reymont depicts, in a slow burning tragedy, a young provincial Janina, the comédienne of the title, who joins a Warsaw theatre company and struggles toward what was then a very modern notion of personal freedom. A 'Comédienne' also played drama and tragedy and the word in Polish had some connotation of a deceiver. As such, the title in Reymont's day would have implied a somewhat darker novel that we might unwittingly expect today.

This edition has been completely re-edited and includes over 500 amendments, corrections and new translations to the orignal text. The introduction by Marianna Rychlowska includes;

  • Biographical details of the author
  • Historical context of the book
  • Literary notes
  • Historical review of early theatre in Poland
  • Theatre reportage by Henryk Sienkiewicz

These unique insights provide the contemporary reader with much of the commonly understood historical context that was assumed of the original audience.

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