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Kövesdi Boér Sándor: A világi színjátszás erdélyi mindenese
Sándor Kövesdi Boér: The Roustabout of Profance Dramatics

Author(s): Katalin Ágnes Bartha
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Transylvania; theatre history; historical plays; Kolozsvár

Summary/Abstract: The study deals with an almost anonymous playwright’s dramatic work, which has been considered lost so far. The saved texts change their writer’s position on the stage of literature- and theatre history. Sándor, Boér Kövesdi began writing when the professional Hungarian theatre in Kolozsvár started. Only once did he succeed in publishing his dramas, (In: Erdélyi Játékos Gyűjtemény. Kolozsvár,1793), but he continued writing for the following twenty years. Under the influence of patriotic enthusiasm and the opening stage, he had dramatised all the scenes of the Hungarian history which he thought to be appropriate for dramatic devise, with the very purpose to publish or stage them. His great undertaking to dramatize the Hungarian history had resulted in 32 sentimental historical plays. 46 Kerényi

  • Issue Year: LXIV/2003
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 48-62
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian