Translated plays of
ivan cankar

A digital drawing of Ivan Cankar repeating itself for a reading that will take place in and be a part of Live events in Mississauga

in english for the first time

IVAN CANKAR

Ivan Cankar, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist, is regarded as the greatest playwright in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Henrik Ibsen, Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

how the project came to be

This play translation project is a collaborative effort between Presernovo Gledališče Kranj, a professional repertory theatre located in the city of Kranj, Slovenia, and Crane Creations Theatre Company. This project is generously supported by the European Commission and the Slovene Government.

Ivan Cankar is known by many as the the “undiscovered Eastern European Ibsen” and the “father of Slovene drama”. 

Cankar is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language and yet is unknown in most of the world. The plays will be translated from Slovene into English by professional expert translators to allow for many more people to experience his genius. Upon publication, the plays will be available for purchase both in print and in the form of an e-book.

thIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY

OUR TRANSLATORS

Michael Biggins

USA
Translator

Tina Mahkota

Slovenia
Translator

Tom Priestly

Canada
Translator

Rawley Grau

USA/Slovenia
Translator

Jason Blake

Canada/Slovenia
Translator

Alenka Blake

Slovenia
Translator

OUR EDITOR

James Hyett is a British Canadian editor, actor, and linguist from Kingston, Ontario, who is currently living in Toronto. His editing work has included working for the Government of Canada at the Translation Bureau in Québec City, as well as proofreading a collection of original English-language poetry and a novel.

The undiscovered Ibsen

THE 7 TRANSLATED PLAYS

PROJECT UPDATES

The project is currently in the design process. Printed versions of the book will be available on Amazon upon publication. Please check back often for updates.

Events:
  • Presentation of the project during the Toronto International Festival of Authors (2021)

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