Thursday, October 15, 2020
W. S. Rendra Translations Comments
W. S. Rendra translations
Willibrordus Surendra Broto Rendra (1935-2009) , better known as W. S. Rendra or simply Rendra, was an Indonesian dramatist and poet. He said, "I learned meditation and the disciplines of the traditional Javanese poet from my mother, who was a palace dancer. The idea of the Javanese poet is to be a guardian of the spirit of the nation." The press gave him the nickname Burung Merak ("The Peacock")for his flamboyant poetry readings and stage performances.