Juliusz Słowacki Additional Biography


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The dramatic works of Juliusz Słowacki are among the most highly esteemed offerings in the repertory of the modern Polish theater. Despite his early death, Słowacki managed to complete close to twenty full-length plays of great variety. Six of these works are especially popular with Polish audiences: Maria Stuart (pr. 1832, pb. 1862; Mary Stuart, 1937), Kordian (pb. 1834, pr. 1899), Balladyna (pb. 1834, pr. 1863 ; English translation, 1960), Lilla Weneda (pb. 1840, pr. 1863), Mazepa (pb. 1840, pr. 1847; Mazeppa, 1930), and Fantazy (wr. 1841, pb. 1866, pr. 1867; English translation, 1977). The subject matter of these...

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