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GERÖ, KARL:

Hungarian dramatist; born at Hévizgyörk Oct. 18, 1856; studied law at Kaschau and Budapest. While still a student he devoted much time to literature and esthetics, attending lectures on those subjects, and frequently visiting the theater. His first play, written at this time, "Turi Borcsa," was produced at the People's Theater of Budapest (1883), when he accepted the position of playwright at that theater. In 1886 he was appointed secretary of the Hungarian People's Theater, but retained this position for a short time only. His most important plays, dealing chiefly with Hungarian popular life, are as follows: "Vadgalamb," "Az Eladó Leány" (crowned by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), "Az Uzsai Gyöngy," "Angyal és Ordög," "Probaházasság," "A Vadonban" (crowned).

Bibliography:
  • Szinnyei, Magyar Irók Elete;
  • A Hêt, 1892;
  • Pallas Nagy Lex.
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