Polish Romanticism Polish Romantic Drama - Essay

Polish Romantic Drama

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Julian Krzyż anowski (essay date 1972)

SOURCE: "Polish Romantic Literature: The Romantic Theatre," in A History of Polish Literature, translated by Doris Ronowicz, PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1978, pp. 307-18.

[In the following excerpt from a work originally published in Polish in 1972, Krzyż anowski discusses Fredro and Korzeniowski as pioneers of Polish Romantic drama.]

The leading representatives of Polish Romanticism—Mickiewicz, Słowacki, Krasiński and Norwid—all endeavoured to create modern Polish drama. The tragic historical events enacted in their times meant that none of them were destined to see their dramatic visions...

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