A COB OF DRAMATIC CLASSICS
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A theatrical historian Ladislav Cavojsky on the occasion of the national Slovak festival of theatrical staging by Slovak classic and contemporary dramatists in Palarik's Rakova wrote his study on one of the founders of the modern Slovak drama Jan Palarik, a native of the community Rakova. He is approaching his life fortune (as a catholic preacher with a strong nationhood understanding, he was accused of 'Pan - Slavism' and moved to a German vicarage in Hungarian Pest) and above all, he is dealing with his artistic creation for theatre. He is analyzing the position of his three comedies 'Drotar', 'Inkognito', and 'Zmierenie, or Dobrodruzstvo pri obzinkoch' (Tinker, Incognito, and Reconciliation or Adventure in Harvest- Home) and one historical drama 'Dmitri Samozvanets' (Dmitri the Self- Appointed) in the history of the Slovak theatre. He is reminding of the fact that a preacher and dramatist is also a composer, he traced a record on presentation of his 'Smutocny spev' (Mourning Voice) to part with his friend, a chairman of 'Matica slovenska', a bishop Stefan Moyses. He is observing that even nowadays the creation of Palarik serves an inspiration to theatrical artists and becomes a basis for origination of works of art sought by the public.
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