Balkan Plots: Plays From Central and Eastern Europe
Balkan Plots: Plays From Central And Eastern Europe
Introduced by Gina Landor
About the book
This collection features four new plays about war, tyranny and discrimination by Eastern and Central European writers.
The Body of a Woman
by Matei Visniec; translated by Alison Sinclair
Two women meet in the aftermath of the Bosnian War. Both are struggling to find release from their inner battlefields.
"Incontestably one of the best, the most powerful plays of the Avignon Festival." - La Gazette Provencale
by Nebojsa Romcevic; translated by Sladjana Vujovic
A group of Special Police in Belgrade incite a riot at a peaceful protest, maliciously beating a student. A harsh indictment of the brutality and corruption of the Milosevic regime. Banned throughout Yugoslavia.
The film adaptation won the 2003 Montreal Film Festival.
When I want to Whistle, I Whistle...
by Andrea Valean; translated by Cheryl Robson & Claudiu Trandafir
A female student visits a youth Detention Centre for a research project. Her interviewing of three young offenders has disastrous consequences for all involved.
by Gyorgy Spiro; translated by Andrew Bock
A salesman wants to sign a woman up for a Jewish reparations scheme. The play raises questions about Western methods of compensation for war crimes.