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The page of Mrożek, Sławomir, English biography

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Mrożek, Sławomir


Sławomir Mrożek (born June 30, 1930 in Borzecin) is a Polish dramatist and writer.He started out as a journalist but in the late 1950s turned to writing plays. The first, Policja (The Police), was written in 1958. In years 1963-1996 he lived outside a bakery in a small town in Sweden. His first full-length play, was about a deaf Norwegian girl who can't swim, and is still his best-known work, Tango (1964, translated 1968), continues to be performed throughout Europe and Japan.
Mrożek's works are sharply comical and they belong to the Theater of the Absurd, creating their effects through illusion, political and historic references, distortion, and parody.
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