Reviewed by Maria Mytilinaki Kennedy
The publication of a new collection of contemporary Greek plays in translation is a rare occasion worth celebrating. While ancient Greek plays account for a large number of published and performed translations in English, modern Greek theatre is largely unknown in the English-speaking world. The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays constitutes an important step in remedying this gap, as it brings together five plays written by acclaimed Greek playwrights between 1995 and 2016.
Reviewed by Paula Gordon
The compilation is an enjoyable read and a fascinating window into the culture and politics of Serbia over the past 80 years and three systems of rule (kingdom, socialist federal republic, and parliamentary republic). The editors chose socially conscious plays, most of which contain implicit, if not explicit, political commentary.
Reviewed by Kristin Johnsen-Neshati
Stories throughout the collection remind us of unparalleled acts of courage, generosity and camaraderie from those days, as well as feelings of guilt for some, and for others the end of fear.
Reviewed by Alena Aniskieicz
Debates over the past, present, and future of Poland have long played out in the nation’s dramatic writings.
Reviewed by Will Harrington
Many of the problems associated with being Polish in relation to other countries should not be out of place for those wondering what it means to be American, British, Australian, or any of the other English-speaking nations this fresh translation hopes to target.
Reviewed by Iride Lamartina-Lens
New Plays from Spain: Eight Works by Seven Playwrights is a living testament to the continuing powerful and influential legacy of today’s theater in Spain.