A young Slovak theatrologist puts his mind into the area of so far little explored heritage of the Slovak dramatic literature of 19th century. In connection to the important sociable movement that occured in Europe in 1848/49, and whose component was also a national-emancipation fight of the Slovak intellectuals, that had culminated into a national-liberational revolution, many personalities involved in the fight for the Slovak national rights, devoted themselves also to writing theatre plays and organization of the theatre performances. A dramatist Viliam Pauliny-Toth (1826-1877) belongs to those dramatists of the romanticism period, about whom the theatrological literature remains silent, or are mentioned just marginally. Out of his drama art it is predominantly 'Human Comedy', which has been perceived more in the context with Goethe´s 'Faust'. Another play published in magazine article form was 'Ball Kocsurkovsky'. Again, only a brief remark exists relating to the fact that the author of this comedy is Pauliny-Toth. The same applies to the comedy 'Pan Slav'. Completely outside of the theatrologists' attention was found the tragedy 'Matús' (Matush). There are many problems, or rather shoals, that result in a fact that there is little possibility of including - even if not very extensive - work of V. Pauliny-Toth into the certain lines. The reason is the poetic nature of the romantic drama art, whose the main feature was the heterogenity, complexity, patulousness. But - the picture of the Slovak romantic drama was co-created also with the help of Viliam Pauliny-Toth.
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