Cut your coat according to your cloth! Easy to say, hard to do. Reality will soon show through the veil of appearance. The story's protagonists. Solmay Ignác and her wife Szidónia have an unquestionable love for their children, they wish them to be happy. But what is the price? The woman, living alife of luxury, searches for the best match for her sons and marriagable daughters, while her cowardly husband makes considerable efforts to maintain the pompous lifestyle and cover up all problems. But the apples don't fall far from the tree, and the family soon starts to slide right towards total collapse...
Csiky Gergely's comedy is a story of selfishness, that demonstrates that splendor fades away without money, and love can only hurt without discretion. Bubbles pop today just like they popped 130 years ago, and their popping echoes as laughter from the audience. Pop!
Gergely Csiky (also Gregor Csiky; 8 December 1842 – 19 November 1891) was a Hungarian dramatist. Csiky was born in Pankota, in the county of Arad. He studied Roman Catholic theology at Pest and Vienna, and was professor in the Priests College at Timișoara from 1870 to 1878. In the latter year, however, he joined the Evangelical Church, and took up literature. Beginning with novels and works on ecclesiastical history, which met with some recognition, he ultimately devoted himself to writing for the stage. Here his success was immediate. In his Az ellenállhatatlan (Irresistible), which obtained a prize from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, he showed the distinctive features of his talent: directness, freshness, realistic vigor, and highly individual style. In rapid succession he enriched Magyar literature with realistic genre pictures, such as A Proletárok (Proletariat), Buborékok (Bubbles), Két szerelem (Two Loves), A szégyenlős (The Bashful), Athalia, etc., in all of which he seized on one or another feature or type of modern life, dramatizing it with unusual intensity, qualified by chaste and well-balanced diction. Of the latter, his classical studies may, no doubt, be taken as the inspiration, and his translation of Sophocles and Plautus will long rank with the most successful of Magyar translations of the ancient classics. Among the best known of his novels are Arnold, Az Atlasz család (The Atlas Family). He died in Budapest on 19 November 1891.
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