The street of crocodiles

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Methuen Drama, 1999 - Drama - 67 pages
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"Complicite not only open our eyes to Bruno Schulz but turn his densely impressionistic stories into a piece of vividly imaginative theatre" (Michael Billington, Guardian) The Street of Crocodiles is inspired by the life and stories of Polish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942). Originally co-produced by Theatre de Complicite and the Royal National Theatre it opened at the Cottesloe in 1992 and toured all over the world until 1994. The original production was remounted in 1998 and played in New York, Toronto, Minneapolis and Tokyo before opening at the Queen's Theatre London in January 1999. "This astounding production creates a vision of provincial Poland in the early part of the century as a restless ocean of unending flux...the miracle of Complicite's interpretation of Schulz's stories...is its ability to give specific theatrical life to this perceptual anarchy...when you leave the theatre you expect the ground beneath your feet to give way." (New York Times)

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

The perfect musty little volume to purchase for a dollar in the lower reaches of the Pike Place market in Seattle. His writing took a little getting used to. Since I was expecting something similar to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A labyrinth of sentences permeating the pages. Schulz's collection of shorts are unique and poetic, but seemed overladen with turgid metaphors and confusing images. The entire story is set in a dreamy ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1999)

Bruno Schulz, (18921942) wrote stories, assorted criticism, and a lost work thought to be called "The Messiah,"
Jonathan Safran Foer is the bestselling author of "Everything Is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,"
David A. Goldfarb taught for eight years in the Slavic department at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Celina Wieniewska is an award-winning translator.

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