Eastern Promise

We gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from The Arts Council of England and the Anglo-Romanian Bank.

Copyright © 1999 Aurora Metro Publications Ltd. Reprints 2000, 2006.

Selection and compilation © 1999 Cheryl Robson and Sian Evans

Introduction © 1999 Cheryl Robson and Sian Evans

Cover Design © 1999 Alligator Design 0171 388 6834

Photograph © 1999 Peter Northall

With thanks to: Alison Spiby, Graham Starkey, Janet Gordon, Susan Croft, Malgorzata Semil, Marian Popescu, Sladjana Vujovic, Gillian King.

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Jenufa, her step-daughter translation © 1999 Barbara Day c/o AMPress, 2 Oriel Court, Twickenham, TW2 5AG [email protected]

The Umbilical Cord © 1999 Krystyna Kofta, translation © 1999 Joanna Mludzinska c/o AMPress, 2 Oriel Court, Twickenham, TW2 5AG [email protected]

Tulip Doctor © 1999 Vera Filo, translation © 1999 Mia Nadasi c/o Creative Media, Remetehegyi ut 29, H-1037, Budapest, Hungary.

The Tender Mercies © 1999 Sladjana Vujovic c/o Mania Productions, 11 Clarendon Hse, Werrington St. London NW1 1PL

Nascendo © 1999 Alina Nelega, translation © 1999 Alina Nelega / Cheryl Robson c/o DramaFest, str. Postei nr. 2, 4300 Targu-Mures, Romania.

The Chosen Ones © 1999 Elena Popova, translation © 1999 Sandra Harvey c/o Bernd Bauer Verlag, Wielandstrasse 26, 10707, Berlin, GDR.

Belgrade Trilogy © 1999 Biljana Srbljanovic, translation © 1999 Ellis c/o AMPress, 2 Oriel Court, Twickenham, TW2 5AG [email protected]

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