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Szerző/Author: Tamás Jászay (University of Szeged)
E-mail: jaszay.tamas@szte.hu
Rövid életrajz/Bio: Tamás Jászay is a theatre critic, editor, university lecturer and curator. Since 2003 he has published more than 1300 articles in more than 20 magazines all around the world. Since 2008 he has been the co-editor of the critical portal Revizor (www.revizoronline.com) and since 2021 he has been working as the editor-in-chief. In 2013 he defended his PhD thesis on the history of the Krétakör Theatre. In the past decade he started to work as a curator, e.g. THEALTER Festival (Szeged, since 2014), dunaPart3 (Budapest, 2015, 2017, 2019). Between 2009 and 2013 he was teaching theatre history and theatre theory to future actors at Kaposvár University. Since February 2015 he’s been teaching at Szeged University, since 2019 as an Associate Professor.
How to cite:
Theatron, Vol. 16. No. 4. (2022): 165–169.
Cím/Title (ENG): East is East? (Kalina Stefanova, Marvin Carlson, eds: 20 Ground-Breaking Directors of Eastern Europe: 30 Years After the Fall of Iron Curtain)

The volume focuses on directors who began their careers mainly around the time of the regime changes in Eastern Europe, and presents the careers of twenty theatre directors who have had a decisive influence on the theatrical landscape of their countries, regions, and the European continent in the past decades. Chapters of similar length and structure review the years of education and the early steps, then report on national and international successes, and the milestones of their careers. The essays summarise in headings the artistic credo of the directors, the most important features of their aesthetics, placing their work in historical, social, and artistic context.

Keywords: Eastern Europe, theatre history, director, contemporary theatre