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Viliam Klimáček - about the author

Viliam Klimáček 
He studied general medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava. After graduating he worked for nine years as a surgeon and anaesthetist in the Clinic of Cardio-Vascular Surgery in Bratislava. He wrote books of poems – Až po uši (Up to the Ears) (1988); Karamelky (Toffies) (1992), short stories – Ďalekohladenie (Lookinglassstroking) (1991), stories and poetry for children – Noha k nohe (Leg to Leg) (1996 – the book was listed in the “Collection of fifty best children’s books in the world” in Poland), prosaic trilogy – Panic v podzemí (A Virgin Man in the Underground) (1997); Váňa Krutov (Vanya Krutov) (1999); Naďa má čas (Nadia has Time) (2002), novels (Satanove dcéry (Satan´s Daughters), 2007 and Námestie kozmonautov (The Square of Astronauts), 2007), radio plays – Vytetovaná žena (A Tattoed Woman) (1995); Denník nežnej (The Gentle Woman’s Diary) (1996); Ak ma nebudete mať radi (If You Won´t Love Me) (1999), opera librettos – Cirostratus (2002); Osamelá (Lonely) (2003); Hippocampus (2004) and TV scripts – Niekedy by som ťa zabila (Sometimes I would Kill You) (1997); Zborovňa (The Teacher Room) (1999–2000). He regularly writes for radio (the successful dramatization of Tolkien´s Lord of the Rings, 2001 and Ecco´s novel Baudolino, 2006) and television. In 1985 he co-founded the GUnaGU Theatre in Bratislava, which ranks among the most important alternative theatres in Slovakia. Since its establishing until today the theatre presented more than 60 original plays and projects reflecting close human experience and Slovak reality. He works in the theatre as its artistic head, director, writer and actor. A number of Klimáček´s plays won prizes at home and abroad – he is a seven-time holder of the Prize of the Alfréd Radok Foundation, two times he won the DRÁMA competition for the best Slovak drama. Klimáček´s plays were published in collections – Mária Sabína (1997, 7 plays), GUnaGU Remix (2000, 7 plays) and Desať hier (Ten Plays) (2004, 10 plays and a CD with the production Cirostratus). Since 1993, he has worked as a freelance writer and manager of the GUnaGU Theatre. His extensive dramatic work makes him one of the most prolific playwrights in Slovakia, and many of his plays were staged on Slovak as well as world´s stages.
Translated plays:
Nuda na pláži
Beach Boredom - English
GotikaGothic – English
GotikaGótika – Hungarian
Rozkvitli sekery Axes in Flower – English
Čechov boxer - Chekhov – Boxer – English
Čechov boxer - Cecov boxer Russian
HypermarketA Hipermarket – Hungarian
Hypermarket Hypermarché – French
Hypermarket Supermarket – English
Hypermarket - Hipermarket - Polish
Hypermarket - Arabic
Hypermarket - Hypermarkt - German
www.osamelá.sk – English
Komunismus Communism – English
Elektrárna (Jsem Kraftwerk) - I Am the Kraftwer - English





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