Book Editions of Slovenian Drama
About the event
Ljudmil Dimitrov: Slovenian Drama in Bulgarian Translation
University professor, theatre researcher and translator Ljudmil Dimitrov selected and translated five plays for the book that was published at the end of 2021. In it, the author included texts he believes to be representative of the Slovenian drama of the 20th century. In the selected plays, we can observe the unfolding of theatre’s role as an institution that in the last century has helped to preserve the national idea through language: the stage turns out to be a microcosm model of all things Slovenian, not within in the state, but within the ethnocultural borders with all the appropriate negative and positive stereotypes and particularities, as well as a reflection of good resistance. The following dramas were translated into Bulgarian for this book: Love by Zofka Kveder, Depravity in St. Florian’s Valley by Ivan Cankar, An Event in the Town of Goga by Slavko Grum, Dead Man Comes for His Sweetheart by Svetlana Makarovič and What About Leonardo? by Evald Flisar.
Blaž Lukan: The Generator::for Manufacturing Any Number of Drama Complexes: Slovenian Experimental Dramatic and Performative Texts from the Modernist Period (1966–1986)
This anthology contains almost sixty drama and performance texts by thirty Slovenian authors. The key formal criterion was whether the texts were "lost" or "dispersed" and consequently "unknown" because they were transient, or "inaccessible" due to their original publication being in a newspaper or magazine, and rarely in a book. The main purpose of this publication was to secure their (renewed and commented) accessibility and put them in the spotlight. The selected texts were created in the time of Slovenian (literary) modernism (1966–1986).
Simona Semenič: Three Plays for Girls
The book Three Plays for Girls brings three new dramas by Simona Semenič: you are a miracle (nominated for the Slavko Grum Award in 2020), that’s not it and beautiful vidas burn beautifully (nominated for the Grum Award in 2021). Nina Dragičević wrote in her accompanying study: "Simona Semenič’s works are not separate, not elements, they are continuity. The driving force in her works derives from what drives all societies – the patriarchy, societal violence,
violence against the body, violence against sexuality, violence against space and so on – and the author reveals and deepens them, over and over again, each time anew. The old, the known, the experienced, in which the unexplored (and the seemingly trivial) hides as new.
Tomaž Lapajne Dekleva: Tarok
Tomaž Dekleva Lapajne works in contemporary theatre (Kolektiv Narobov), improvisational and street theatre, theatre for children, clown theatre and also in modern dance, film and radio. He is the author of several plays, some already produced. In 2021, he published a collection of four plays at the Društvo za razvoj gledališča v izobraževanju (Association for the Advancement of Theatre in Education): Tarok, Podružnica (The Branch), Juhuhuhu! and Lahko bi začelo se drugače in ženske prve bi nosile hlače (This could have all been different from the get-go and women would be the first to wear the pants).
Moderator: Zala Julija Kavčič