The morality of Mrs. Dulska : a petty-bourgeois tragic-farce / by Gabriela Zapolska ; translated and introduced by Teresa Murjas Zapolska, Gabriela, 1857-1921

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Zapolska, Gabriela, 1857-1921
Zapolska, Gabriela, 1857-1921.; Polish drama.; TRAVEL - Special Interest - Literary.
Gabriela Zapolska (1857-1921) was an actor, journalist and playwright. She was born during the 123 year partition of Poland by Austria, Prussia and Russia and wrote over thirty plays. The Morality of Mrs. Dulska (1906), a 'petty-bourgeois tragic-farce', is probably her best known. Mrs Dulska is a cross between Patricia Routledge¹s Hyacinth Bucket and Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage. She is the tyrannical and hilarious landlady of a fine stone tenement building ? proud, shrewd and highly preoccupied with appearances. Dulska keeps her purse strings tightly drawn and exploits her tenants in a mos.
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