Victor Ion Popa

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Victor Ion Popa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈviktor iˈon ˈpopa]; July 29, 1895 in Călmăţui, a village in the Griviţa commune, in the former Tutova County (Griviţa is now in Galați County), in Moldavia, Romania – March 30, 1946 in Bucharest) was a Romanian dramatist.

He went to primary school in the village of Călmăţui where his father was a teacher. At Iaşi he finished his first five years of junior high/high school (Costache Negruzzi) and his last two years of high school at the National high school of Iaşi, graduating in 1914. He enrolled in the Iaşi Conservatory and for a time in the Law faculty.

One of his most famous plays is Take, Ianke şi Cadîr (1933), about a Romanian, a Romanian Jew, and a Turk, respectively. The play was set in Podeni, one of the neighborhoods of Bârlad.


Teatrul Victor Ion Popa (the Victor Ion Popa Theatre) in Bârlad was dedicated in his honor.