THEATRE AFTER THE CHANGE Book Launch and Startup of the Conference at the Polish Institute

22/11/2011 20:36


1. December 2011, 4 PM 

THEATRE AFTER THE CHANGE And What Was There Before The After?

Book launch

Presented by Thomas IRMER and Attila SZABÓ

Venue: Polish Institute

Budapest VI., Nagymező u. 15.

The two-volume collection of papers, issued by Creatív Média, is a singular attempt of uniting the effort of nearly forty researchers and practitioners from Central Europe to think about the social impact of theatre after collapse of the Iron Curtain. When and how did the Central European theatre start to be socially involved again and contribute actively to the social process of Coming to Term with the Past? How did the new global theatre tendencies spread in our region after the Regime Changes and how did the heritage of the past live on? What are the newly emerged topics? How did the position of plays and playwrights change? What are the similarities and differences in the theatre timelines and histories of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria? The set of volumes edited by Attila Szabó and Joanna Krakowska are based on the two international conferences organized by the Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest in 2008 and 2009. The papers are supplemented by an edited transcript of the roundtable discussions and a DVD with performance excerpts.


The book presentation also starts up the international conference on documentary theatre, Recycling Reality on Stage, organized in the frame of the 10th edition of the Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest. Following the launch the set of volumes can be purchased at a discount price.