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In Cankarjev dom and on the Ars program, a reading performance of Tavčar’s story V Zala



As part of the 60th anniversary, the literary evening will also be available on the Ars Program

On the 100th anniversary of the death of the writer Ivan Tavčar, a reading performance of his story V Zala will take place in the Alma Karlin hall in Cankarjev dom. The event, directed by Alen Jelena and adapted by playwright Tatjana Doma, will take place at 8 p.m.

The live broadcast of the event will be available on the Ars Program and in the Alma Karlin Hall, and entry to the event is free.

This year is dedicated to the memory of the writer Ivan Tavčar (1851–1923), who is considered one of the greatest Slovenian storytellers. He went down in Slovenian literary history as a leading representative of Slovenian realism, and in his literary opus he immortalized the fates of small people and farmers and life in his native Poljanska Dolina. Although he was born into a poor peasant family, he became a lawyer, and he also started publishing in various magazines, such as Mariborska DawnStritarjev Bell, The Ljubljana Bell and Slav. During his studies, he served a one-year military service, later he worked as a provincial and state deputy in Vienna, the leader of the Slovenian liberals and the mayor of Ljubljana, Tatjana Doma, the dramaturg of the event, said.

Tavčar’s extensive literary work includes stories, narratives, novellas, comic strips, novels. He is the author of one of the most beautiful Slovenian love stories Flowers in autumn (1917) and a historical novel Vysoš chronicle (1919), which is considered to be his most artistically mature literary text. His only stage work is a sketch Erasmus from the cave, which he wrote in high school and subtitled as a dirge. It depicts the fate of a cave knight who was persecuted for his loyalty to a friend.

Love is the bane of us allDoma wrote that his loves had a tremendous influence on Tavčar’s work. During his student years, he fell in love with Emilia Garz, the illegitimate daughter of one of the wealthiest residents of Ljubljana, Fidelis Terpinac, and was expelled from school for spending the night under her window, so he continued his high school in Novi Mesto. Since then, he has been writing stories about tragic, fatal, destructive and powerful loves.

Stories about love that destroys everyone are a constant in his literary oeuvre from youth to old age. In one of the first stories, Don Clarathe author expressed his opinion for the first time, and then continued with it in Sick of love and Young years. Nevertheless, at the age of thirty-six, he finally happily fell in love and married the 19-year-old rich heiress Franja Košenini, an activist and one of the most important women in Slovenian politics at the time.

Love confessions about strong but destructive loveEven in the story In Zala (1894), the reading of which will take place in Cankarjev dom, is the common thread of love’s troubles. The story was published in the Ljubljana Bell at the end of the 19th century, and in it it is written in style The Decameron they intertwine four confessions. The first one has a historical theme and talks about Canon Amanda and the counter-reformation period, while the other three have a peasant theme.

In the radio adaptation of Love is the Ruin of Us All, three love confessions are interwoven, originating from a farming environment, all of which encompass the basic motif of strong and destructive love.

In the cruel, peasant world, love was fatal and destructive even for hunters, who pass the time while waiting for their prey with honest confessions of how they fell victim to the destructive force of love. The playwright is convinced that Tavčar’s mastery lies in portraying peasant men as disappointed and humiliated lovers. Their confessions end with a successful hunt, when they shoot two wild roosters, reaffirming the idea that love is fatal to all. “The power of love can move mountains or destroy us,” she added.

They will perform in a reading performance Ales Valič as a narrator, Dario Varga as Sad Micah, Gregor Čusin like Tintin the Lame and Bishop John like Jernač from under the Rock.

Source: Rtvslo

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