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DIRECTORS FROM EASTERN EUROPE: A BOOK LAUNCH AT ‘BETWEEN’ FESTIVAL Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska in conversation with KALINA STEFANOVA (Bulgaria) and MARVIN CARLSON (USA) Guests include: Noémi Herczog (Hungary), Maria Zarnescu (Romania), Michal Zahálka (Czech Republic), and Octavian Saiu (Romania)

DIRECTORS FROM EASTERN EUROPE: A BOOK LAUNCH
Tomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska in conversation with KALINA STEFANOVA (Bulgaria) and MARVIN CARLSON (USA) Thursday, 13 May 2021, 16.00 CET
Guests include: Noémi Herczog (Hungary), Maria Zarnescu (Romania), Michal Zahálka (Czech Republic), and Octavian Saiu (Romania)

Link: https://fb.me/e/18qcchVqi

20 GROUND BREAKING DIRECTORS OF EASTERN EUROPE

Edited by Kalina Stefanova and Marvin Carlson
Published by Palgrave Macmillan

Directors have long been the main figures on Eastern European stages. During the last three decades some of the most outstanding among them have risen to international stardom thanks to their ground-breaking productions that speak to audiences far beyond local borders. Not by chance, a considerable number of these directors have won the second-biggest theatre award on the continent – the European Prize for (New) Theatrical Realities. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the top directors of the region have been pushing contemporary theatre, as a whole, ahead into new territories. This book offers informative and in- depth portraits of twenty of these directors, written by leading critics, scholars, and researchers, who shed light on the directors’ signature styles with examples of their emblematic productions and outline the reasons for their impact. In addition, in two chapters the selected directors themselves discuss their artistic family trees, as well as the main challenges the theatre faces today. The book will be of interest to theatre scholars, students, and anybody engaged with theatre on a global scale.
The directors featured in the book are: Alvis Hermanis (Latvia), Oskaras Korsunovas, Eimuntas Nekrosius, and Rimas Tuminas (Lithuania), Oliver Frljić (Croatia), Arpad Schilling and Bela Pinter (Hungary), Silviu Purcarete, Andrei Serban, and Gianina Carbunariu (Romania), Daniel Spinar, and Jan Mikulasek (the Czech Republic), Alexander Morfov (Bulgaria), Włodzimierz Staniewski, Jan Klata, Grzegorz Bral, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Grzegorz Jarzyna, and Krystian Lupa (Poland), and Jernej Lorenci (Slovenia).
“The Cold War is decades behind us, still readers of English know precious little about the arts and cultures of Eastern Europe. Here is a book that takes readers to the theatres of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. A book exploring theatre directing, theatre groups, and important artists ranging from the relatively well-known like Krystian Lupa and Andrei Șerban to the many equally creative but still hidden theatre creators. A must-read for anyone wanting to learn about this region’s extraordinary theatrical diversity and energy.”
Richard Schechner, Editor, TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, University Professor Emeritus, New York University

For more information visit: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030529345