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Cankar on Cankar Festival


Cankar's first love interest was Anica LuĊĦinova, a sweet girl with a mutilated right arm. He started writing letters to her in the summer of 1898, when he was staying in Pula for a number of months. He was 22 and she was 17; he was translating Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and writing Romantic Souls, his first play. Cankar's letters display great literary quality and include a series of allusions, and include verbatim sentences from the works he was focusing on at the time.

Selection, dramatisation: Ivo Svetina. Svetina's dramatisation first premiered on 16 June 1976.

* All performances will be in Slovene.


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