Eino Leino - The Poet

Language: 
English
Genre: 
Drama
Original language: 
Finnish
Year of publication: 
1991
Length: 
Full length
Synopsis: 

The play is about the life of Finland's greatest poet, Eino Leino (1878-1926). It concentrates on the last ten years of Leino's life, a time when the poet's years of success were already behind him. Leino is portrayed as a decrepit, former genius, whose deterioration is attributed mainly to Finland's calamitous civil war of 1918. The war smashed Leino's dreams of a unified, independent nation. He sympathised with both sides in the war, the Whites as well as the Reds, and ended up as a target for criticism from both sides of the firing lines. (Tinfo)

Roller: 
Number of male actors: 8
Number of female actresses: 4
All role: 12
Adapted to summer theatre: 
No
Premiere in professional theatre: 
No
Premiere in amateur theatre : 
No
Other performances: 

The original Finnish play premiered at Mikkeli Theatre in 1976.