Ivan Cankar
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.

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 IbsenFranz Kafka and James Joyce. He is considered the father of modern Slovene theatre and has had a major influence on virtually every Slovene playwright after. His playwriting opus consists of seven full length plays, all featuring a large cast, complex themes and a deep understanding of the socio-economic and political nuances of Slovene society. To this day, the plays are still among the most popular theatre pieces in Slovene theatres. Cankar’s work is culturally specific, but carries ideas that transcend place and time. 


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