Tango

by Slawomir Mrozek


Synopsis: A tale about the conflict between generations, but basically it demonstrates the process, in which youthful idealism turns into unscrupulous struggle for power and paves way to despotism. Martin Esslin has argued, that the original Polish audience in Warsaw would have seen the work as a bitter and sardonic comment on Stalinism. "I am going to create a system in which rebellion will be combined with order, nonbeing with being," declares the young idealist, Arthur.