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Nicolae Titulescu University

SILVIA ANDREESCU’S AND TH. MĂNESCU’S PLAYWRITING. BETWEEN CONVENTION AND DISSIDENCE

RRSS 2012 No.2 - Romanian Review of Social Sciences

  1. Authors:
      • Carmen Caraiman

  2. Keywords: Romanian playwriting, communist censorship, ideological thaw, convention, dissidence

  3. Abstract:
    The evolution of the dramatic texts published by Th. Mănescu and Silvia Andreescu present a peculiar characteristic: most of them are apolitical and not representative for Romanian playwriting in general, with the exception of one play that draws upon the dramatic experience that Romanian villages underwent during collectivization: The Pyre [Rugul] (Silvia Andreescu & Th. Mănescu, 1961).
    \r\nWhen reading the dramatic texts of the two collaborators, one can easily notice that this drama is written after a Proletcultist play, Nepotrivire [Disagreement] (Th. Mănescu and Silvia Andreescu, 1956) and before another Proletcultist play, Vecinii [The Neighbours] (Silvia Andreescu & Th. Mănescu, 1962) – a fact which we regard as a consequence of the pressure imposed by censorship upon these writers.
    \r\nThe thematic oscillation of Th. Mănescu and Silvia Andreescu is, in general, illustrative for the ‘fate’ of Romanian culture created under totalitarianism, whose evolution records both cases of compromise and dissidence.

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