Bánk bán (play)

Bánk bán (or Bánk the Palatine[1]) is a Hungarian play, written by József Katona.[2] It was first produced in 1819.[3]

Bánk bán
Manuscript title page
Manuscript title page
Written byJózsef Katona
Date premiered1819
Original languageHungarian


  1. ^ An excerpt translated into English with this title by Gavin Ewart was published in the volume In Quest of the Miracle Stag: The Poetry of Hungary, Vol. 1 – Second, Revised Edition. (Edited by Ádám Makkai.) Chicago, University of Illinois Press : Budapest, Tertia, 2000. ISBN 9638602422, pp. 238–240.
  2. ^ Christopher John Murray (13 May 2013). Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760–1850. Routledge. pp. 539–. ISBN 978-1-135-45578-1.
  3. ^ Timothy Baycroft; David Hopkin (25 July 2012). Folklore and Nationalism in Europe During the Long Nineteenth Century. BRILL. pp. 29–. ISBN 90-04-21158-6. ... For example when an Austrian censor forbade the performance of a Hungarian play with nationalistic overtones—József Katona's Bánk bán (1819)—nevertheless, he allowed it to be published in print. ...