Second part of one of the greatest works by Svetlana Makarovič; what happened to Sapramouse after? Sapramouse 2 - Sapramouse's Luck
About the performance
In the late autumn Sapramouse stands in front of her shabby cottage and Froggy the frog advises her that it is high time make the repairs or else it won’t last the winter. At that time wind suddenly blows and brings a snow blizzard. Sapramouse cottage collapses and animals criticize her why she didn’t fix it sooner. Stubborn Sapramouse won’t listen to critics; she would rather lie down in the snow and wants to die.
Froggy the frog convinces her that each smites his own luck and that she should go to a blacksmith to make luck. Sapramouse hits the road and the blacksmith helps her shape a small heart that for Sapramouse symbolizes her own luck.
On her way home bad things happen to her, but in spite of that she is convinced that she still has luck, as it could have been even worse. And as she approaches her home she sees that her woodland friends have fixed her house. “What a luck that I have Luck” she says to herself.
About the author
Svetlana Makarovič is the leading Slovenian writer of children stories. She has graduated at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana and started her career as a theatre actress. In 1970 she became freelance writer.
Besides writing poetry and prose she became renowned with her radio and puppet performances for children and drama performances for adults. She has one of the largest bibliographies among Slovenian writers. While her poetry for adults is dark, her children stories radiate joy, imagination and humor.
In her prose works for children she has developed a unique style where animals appear with special names and developed characters often with her archetypical motif of leaving home. The target audience of her stories isn’t only children but also adults who have kept their connection with their inner child.
For the poetry Army time (Vojskin čas) she has received in 1975 the Levstik prize (Levstikova nagrada) and in 1976 the prize of Prešern foundation (nagrada Prešernovega sklada). In 1994 she was named on the IBBY Honor List and in the 1998 and 2000 nominated for the prestige Andersen award.