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Mrożek's Career
Mrożek entered journalism as a cartoonist and an author of short humorous articles filled with wordplay and grotesque situations. During the 1950s and ’60s he became a prominent figure in Polish literature, and the sheer absurdity of his plays helped him evade the rigours of communist censorship. He left Poland in 1963 and went eventually to Paris, becoming a French citizen in 1978. After living in Mexico from 1989 to 1996, Mrożek returned to Poland for several years, but in 2008 he reestablished his residency in France.
Character
The most successful of Mrożek’s plays is Tango (1964; appears in English translation in both Nine Plays of the Modern Theater and Striptease; Tango; Vatzlav: Three Plays); it was produced by many Western theatres, notably in a 1966 adaptation by playwright Tom Stoppard for Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company.
Sławomir Mrożek
Born June 29, 1930, Borzęcin, Poland.

Died August 15, 2013, Nice, France
Tango
What is
Tango
about?
University student, Arthur, is searching for a life direction and naturally looks to his parents for advice. Unfortunately, his home has taken tolerance to the state of anarchy - pajamas worn in the daytime, poker games led by his grandmother, and a not-so-hidden affair. Arthur’s parents - worried about him feeling left out - encourage him to rebel against the one thing in his life holding him back... them. One rushed violent dictatorship, a wedding with a shadowy secret, and an uncomfortably tight male corset later, the family discovers what happens when farce trips into tragedy.
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Sławomir Mrożek
Tango
Respect yourself, respect me
Respect us

Polish playwright and satirist noted for his subtle parody and stylized language.
As one of the leading European satiric writers of the last half of the 20th century, Mrożek exposed many of the nonsensical events of modern times. Bordering on the absurd with its combination of humour, wit, and the grotesque, his work transgressed political and economic systems, revealing both their universality and their sillier aspects.
Why did we choose
Tango
?
Let the play begin!
The end
Thank you for your attention!
<applause>
In Tango, Arthur’s family have established a tradition of bohemian rebellion in which all standards have been abolished and anything goes. The family lives in a condition of squalid disorder in which a fat and slovenly servant, Eddie, seems to be taking over the household: sleeping with Eleanor under the nose of her husband, Stomil, who no longer has the inclination to object. It is a condition of complete anarchy, the victory of a form of rebellion so undiscriminating that it has emptied all aspects of life, rendering it without value: even rebellion itself; for when everything is permitted, nothing is revolutionary
What is
Tango
about?
The play shows what arguments and effects might be caused by lack of respect and hierarchy. It depicts how easily a human can take control over the world even if he is not adequate to become the leader. In Tango we can also see how pointless is life in such society and that one person isn't able to change the world.
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