Kullervon tarina (näytelmä / stage play)

Original name Kullervon tarina (näytelmä / stage play)
Kirjoittajat Paavo Haavikko
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1989
Theater Lappeenrannan Kaupunginteatteri / Lappeenranta Municipal Theatre
Keywords Drama

Synopsis

Kullervo is a fatherless, motherless boy, believing his parents have been slain. Kullervo is taken in by strangers. The woman is not his mother, the man is not his father. He doesn’t understand this and tries to please the man, he tries too much and fails. A woman bakes a stone into his bread. She is not a woman Kullervo can hold, she drowns in a swamp while coming to him.
On a winter road, Kullervo meets a girl on her way home. He sleeps with her and in the morning finds out that she is his sister.
And finally there is only one person in Kullervo’s murderous world, he finds himself: the judge, the victim and the executioner.
Kullervo is based on the Kalevala, the Finnish National Epic, of which the story is a distinctive part. Kullervo has also been the subject of the Grand Prix winning TV drama Iron Age.

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Translations

Language English
Translation name The Kullervo Story
Translators Anselm Hollo
Julkaisija Art House, Helsinki 1989, ISBN 951-884-002-4
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency Art House Ltd, Helsinki, myynti(at)arthouse.fi

Language French
Translation name Histoire de Kullervo
Translators Mirja Bolgár
Lucie Albertini
Julkaisija Art House, Helsinki 1989, ISBN 951-884-004-0
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency Art House Ltd, Helsinki, myynti(at)arthouse.fi
Language Spanish
Translation name La historia de Kullervo
Translators Maritza Núñez
Julkaisija Asociación de directores de escena de España, Madrid 2000
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists' Union, www.sunklo.fi