BOOKS:


THE BASEMENT MAN, 2013.
ON BARBECUE AND SUNDRY DISORDERS, 2008.
WHEN PEOPLE DISAPPEAR, 2003.
REALLY?, 2000.
RAISE HIGH YOUR TORCH, 1996.
"Hasanović is trying to faithfully reconstruct the logical mechanism which renders normal the fantastical developments of a dream."

"REALLY?"

(Play, 68 p., 2000, Sarajevo, Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Sarajevo Canton)

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Nihad Hasanović’s play "Really?" is unusual due to the dramatic action being influenced by the oneiric. The text should be read as an attempt to translate a dream into a play, which is alluded to by the title. Elements of the Theater of the Absurd mingle together with the "drama of the closed circuit of dependency" and expressionistic interplays of illusion and reality. Both the dialogue and structure of the drama as well as some of the repeating situations acquire the meaning of a parable. Moreover, Hasanović is trying to faithfully reconstruct the logical mechanism which renders normal the fantastical developments of a dream.

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