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Language and Literature paper by Rajec, Elizabeth Molnár (all papers)
Ferenc Molnar's Play "Liliom" Blooms Anew in "Carousel"
Ferenc Molnar's masterpiece "Liliom" premiered in Budapest in 1909. It revived numerous times in various repertories and was filmed many times. Its musical version, "Carousel," by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein opened in 1945 on Broadway. It's movie version by 20th Century Fox was released in 1956. The play does not fade away; it bloom anew in the film as well as in the musical because of the protagonists imperishable human and artistic values. The musical relocates the amusement park scene from Europe to New England but not the character of the shiftless sharper but also a barker of pure heart.
Brief Professional Bio:
Rajec, Elizabeth Molnar
Independent Scholar. Retired professor emerita, academic librarian from City College of the City University of New York. Among her many published writings the Bibliography (vol. 1-2) on Ferenc Molnar should be mentioned here, published by Bohlau in Vienna in 1986.