Famous Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek dies aged 83
August 16, 2013
Slawomir Mrozek in his youth
Famous Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek died Thursday morning at his home in Nice, southern France, at the age of 83.
Mrozek, who was also a prose writer and satirical cartoonist, was enthusiastic about communism as a young man but later in life satirized it with a passion, highlighting the absurd aspects of life under a totalitarian system.
One of his most famous and internationally-recognized works is "Tango", a 1964 play about totalitarianism written in the style of the theater of the absurd.
Mrozek emigrated from Poland in 1963 and lived in the United States, Germany, Italy and Mexico. He returned to Poland in 1996. After suffering a stroke in 2002, Mrozek again left Poland in 2008 and settled in France, where he lived with his wife.