An Anthology of Contemporary Belgian Plays, 1970-1982: Hugo Claus, René Kalisky, Jean Louvet, Jean Sigrid, Lucienne Stassaert, Ivo Van Hove

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"The Whitston Press should be congratulated for bringing out a second anthology of contemporary Belgian plays. . . . A preface by David Willinger introduces each of the six dramatists included, giving pertinent information concerning their ideas, styles, and theatrical innovations. Explanatory essays on Belgian theatre in general, and on Flemish and French-language drama in particular, by Jacques DeDecker, Jaak Van Schoor, and Mark Quaghebeur respectively, add important historical background material. The translations by Luc Deneulin, Karl SeSloovere, and Luk Truyts with David Willinger are uniformly excellent. Highly recommended."World Literature Today

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The Contemporary Flemish Theatre Scene
Lucienne Stassaert
Ivo Van Hove

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About the author (1984)

Hugo Claus was born in Bruges, Belgium, in 1929, and his work has been translated into more than nine languages. He is Holland's most esteemed contemporary writer and has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize.

David Willinger is Director of the Theatre Program at City College, City University of New York and recipient of the Prix du Rayonnement des Lettres a l'Etranger from the Belgian Ministry of Culture. He is author of five books on Belgian t

Luc Deneulin has collaborated on numerous translations from French and Dutch with David Willinger. He has also published his own translations of French and Turkish poetry into Dutch. His poetry has been published widely in various revues,

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