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Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 96–106.
Cím/Title (ENG): Prohibition, Toleration, Bewilderment. On the Early Reception of Péter Nádas’ Play Cleaning (1977)
The scheduled premiere of the first play of Péter Nádas, Takarítás (Cleaning) was prohibited in the Fall of 1979 in the theatre of Pécs. A year later, after the first realized premiere of the play in the theatre of Győr, the Hungarian daily press was ordered to keep silent about the production. Reviews published later in the weekly and monthly journals demonstrated a total bewilderment about the play. In the following, I give a survey of the reception of the first two publications (in 1978 and 1982, both time in collection) and the first production (in 1980) of the play, Cleaning.
Keywords: challenged critics, political oppression, tangled politics and aesthetics