The Marriage (Gombrowicz)

by  Jan Kott, Louis Iribarne, Witold Gombrowicz

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  8m, 2f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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This is a dream-play about human relationships, about the shifts between imagination and reality, isolation and communion. A soldier dreams he goes home to a changed family, imagines his father a king whom he dethrones and his girl a servant to whom he wants to marry himself when he becomes king and sole power in the land, i.e., of his own destiny. As in most modern allegories, power is destructive (he forces his best friend to suicide for loyalty) and destiny is a funeral march instead of a wedding march. The playwright's introduction portends ambiguity, but the well-translated text is clear and devastating in its message. It is a tragicomedy to be broadly played with artifical stylization, as absurd as Arrabel and Ionesco if 'absurd' is still a genre. Male: 8 Translated by Louis Iribarne
introduction by Jan Kott. SFI Standard-FL Standard No Maybe No No Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis 14827 Title Full Length Play Comedy Male: 2 Charlotte Jones . . . one of our most accomplished and entertaining young playwrights." - FINANCIAL TIMES

"What strikes one is the play's generosity of spirit and belief in human potential . . . confirms that Jones has a great future." - GUARDIAN

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Jan Kott

Jan Kott

Louis Iribarne

Louis Iribarne

Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Gombrowicz

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