Kultainen vasikka

Original name Kultainen vasikka
Kirjoittajat Maria Jotuni
Original language Finnish
Premiere year 1918
Theater Suomen Kansallisteatteri / Finnish National Theatre
Keywords Drama

Performances abroad

Schopfbühne Grenchen, Switzerland 2005; Unga Klara, Stockholm, Sweden 2000

Synopsis

Kultainen vasikka (‘The golden calf’) shows Jotuni’s ability to write about her own time. The play shows an individual corrupted by the First World War, who is prepared to sell herself, her family, life, anything, for material gain. The character is grotesque and corrupt. Jotuni does not pity the characters in her plays, but on the other hand she does not moralise at their expense, either. Written at the time of the First World War, this satire is, in a cruel way, also a portrait of the people of our own time who seek security in money and things. And if we look closely, it is in the last analysis a question of the use of power in personal relationships, families, society.

Translations

Language French
Translation name Le veau d'or
Translators Jean Luc Moreau
Copies available Finnish Theatre Information Centre, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Swedish
Translation name Pengar
Translators
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Swedish
Translation name Guldkalven
Translators Nils-Börje Stormbom
Julkaisija "Dramat - en spegel", Nordisk Teaterunion / NORD 1983
Copies available Finnish Theatre Information Centre, tinfo(at)teatteri.org
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Meritullinkatu 33, FIN-00170 Helsinki, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language German
Translation name Das goldene Kalb
Translators Iris Minder
Copies available Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language English
Translation name The Golden Calf
Translators Ritva Poom
Julkaisija "Portraits of Courage", Helsinki University Press 1997
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi

Language Estonian
Translation name Kuldvasikas
Translators Linda Viiding
Copies available Eesti Näitemänguagentuur / Estonian Drama Agency, ena(at)kul.ee
Drama agency Nordic Drama Corner, Helsinki, Finland, office(at)dramacorner.fi