Ivo Brešan; Predstava “Hamleta” u selu Mrduša Donja; reception; translation; politics; aesthetic
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Przekłady Literatur Słowiańskich, T. 3, cz. 1 (2012), s. 75-94
Predstava “Hamleta” u selu Mrduša Donja is the most popular Croatian and former Yugoslav drama and play in Poland. The Polish translation of Predstva… was published in the magazine Dialog (nr. 1/1975) and then in 1988 in the book Antologia współczesnego dramatu jugosłowiańskiego. The first play was realised in Zielona Góra in 1975, the last one in Krakow in 2009. In total, Brešan’s text was played in 16 Polish theatres. The subject of the analisys is the reception and translation which oscillates between two opposite poles: universal interpetation which emphasises human, timeless meaning of the drama and political interpretation which emphasises political and social context presented in the drama.