Ianka Kupala: Tuteishia [The Locals] (1395 words)

Aliaksandra Razor (University of California, Los Angeles)
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Tuteishyia (1922) [The Locals aka The Natives] is a satirical tragicomedy in four acts written by Ianka Kupala [Ivan Daminikavich Lutsevich] (1882–1942), considered now a classic of twentieth-century Belarusian literature. Banned at least five times since its creation, Tuteishyia occupies a unique place in Belarusian literary history as a manifesto of Belarusian national identity. The play was first published in the literary journal Polymia (2, 3) in 1924 and was staged in the Belarusian State Theater in 1926, where it received only one performance before being removed from the theater’s repertoire on account of its ostensibly “petty bourgeois nationalism”(Gnilamëdaŭ, 169)…

Razor, Aliaksandra. "Tuteishia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2018
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35818, accessed 24 March 2018.]

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