Faculty Book: Daniel Gerould, translator and editor
Daniel Gerould, translator and editor
Witkiewicz: Seven Plays
(Martin E. Segal Center Publications, 2004; 395 pp.)
Witkiewicz: Seven Plays consists of an introduction on the Polish playwright's life and work, newly revised translations of seven of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's most important and representative plays written during the most creative period of his work for the theatre from 1919 to 1925, two theoretical essays, and individual introductions to each of the plays. The unifying theme of the collection, and of all Witkiewicz's work, is the problem of creativity. The heroes of the plays are creators who are at odds with the universe, with their society, and with themselves. Daniel Gerould holds the Lucille Lortel Chair in Theatre and is a distinguished professor of theatre and comparative literature at The Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: SEP 1, 2004