Liliom

Liliom THIS PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK The Theatre Guild Anthology V by Ferenc Molnar To purchase the entire book please order ISBN

  • Title: Liliom
  • Author: Ferenc Molnár
  • ISBN: 9781425470876
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • THIS 68 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK The Theatre Guild Anthology V1, by Ferenc Molnar To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1419156225.

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    1. This play by the Hungarian author Molnar was first seen on stage in 1909, and was translated into English in 1921 by Benjamin F. Glazer, who says this about it in his introduction:". . .I know of no play written in our own time which matches the amazing virtuosity of LILIOM, its imaginative daring, its uncanny blending of naturalism and fantasy, humor and pathos, tenderness and tragedy into a solid dramatic structure."Even so, the work seemed to puzzle audiences at first. In the same introductio [...]

    2. When I visited the premier of John Neumeier's new ballet "Liliom" in Hamburg at the beginning of December last year, I had never even heard of Molnár's play before. The ticket was a gift from two friends, and I had no idea what to expect. Suffice to say, I was bewitched from the first moment. Neumeier's "Liliom" is amazingly colourful, feels like a dream built out of cotton candy, with countless humorous moments in between, while at the same time being unbelievably moving, incredibly tragic and [...]

    3. I knew indirectly this play. Fritz Lang met Goebbels who had appreciated M the maudite. He wanted that Lang works for the Nazis. He assured him " for us, those are Jewish are whom we want that they are it. " Lang runs away in Paris.He realized here a single movie Liliom from the play. I keep of it a memory of a constructivo-symbolist work. A curiosity. The,play is very different from the movie. It is a little dated but it's good.

    4. I read this because it's the basis for the musical "Carousel." The most interesting thing, aside from the cultural differences between early 20th century Hungary and America, is what a spitfire Julie is in the first scene with Mrs. Muskat (Mullins).

    5. This is the play that the Rogers and Hammerstein Musical "Carousel" Is based on. I wanted to read it in its original form, and I was surprised how closely "carousel" followed it. If you are a fan of "Carousel" you might want to check it out.

    6. Ebben a drámában imádtam a Liliom-Juli-féle szerelmet. Két ember, akik szeretik egymást, de nem képesek kimutatni, kimondani úgy, mint egy átlagember. Gyönyörűen lett megírva. Szerettem a végén azt a csavart is, hogy az öngyilkos szülő lemehet x év múlva a földre, hogy jót tegyen a családjával, mert egy szentimentális kis izé vagyok.Viszont voltak homályos pontok. Odáig még eljutottam, hogy a magam számára értelmezzem azt, hogy a verés talán azért nem fájt, me [...]

    7. The play is the source material behind the musical "Carousel.""Three stars" for its cultural/historical interest. But only "two stars" for the actual coherence of the story-line. This is a tale of an abusive relationship, told from the abuser's perspective. I think this material would be much more cogent and acceptable to contemporary views if it focused on the abused person, not so much one the person committing the abuse.

    8. Like others, I read this out of curiosity because it was the source of the story in Carousel. Without the connection I think this would have been two stars. That Liliom never gets anything right is frustrating and sad. I prefer a story where there is a turning at a corner toward hope and redemption. People that don't change and hope that remains elusive into the afterlife is the story here.

    9. The story is bizarre, though surely innovative. The justifying way in which it deals with domestic violence is obviously fraught by today's standards - perhaps the best thing it did was serve as an explanation as to why so many women have stayed with emotionally/physically abusive men in the past. It definitely advocates a "Stand By Your Man" mentality. It becomes bit disturbing as a result.

    10. Classic Hungarian PlayI read this because of my interest in Hungarian (my background) literature. It was a big success in New York in 1921. I liked the blend of reality and fantasy Molnar uses.

    11. I found this book on a bench in the West Valley Med Center. It's from Bookcrossing, a website where folks let their books go and follow them around the world. I was intrigued. I read it and am now ready to release it. Kind of depressing play, but interesting take on the afterlife.

    12. Part of a prep school textbook that also included R.U.R. and other plays. Date read is a guess. This is the source for the musical "Carousel". Date read is a guess.

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