Englantilainen tarina

Original name Englantilainen tarina
Kirjoittajat Paavo Haavikko
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1990
Theater Lilla Teatern / Little Swedish Theatre
Keywords Drama


In this play several women remember their younger days in St. Petersburg at the beginning of 20th century. Communism’s first years have gone by. The women talk of past events from their dead husbands’ points of view. The bond between memory and forgetfulness develops into the main theme of the play, the manipulation of the past. The dialogue is compact, intellectually light, and ironically funny. The play’s multiple tales begin again and again, always from a new viewpoint.


Language Russian
Translation name Anglijskaja istorija
Translators Evgenij Popov
Jukka Mallinen
Julkaisija Russian ITI 1990
Copies available TINFO Theatre Info Finland, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency The Finnish Dramatists' Union, www.sunklo.fi