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Theater of Crisis

Author(s): Snježana Banović
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Cultural history, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), 19th Century, Sociology of Art
Published by: Durieux
Summary/Abstract: The texts in this book analyze Croatian national theater policy from the 19th century to the present day pointing out the continuity of the ongoing crisis caused by the chronic lack of a strategy for its development and the lagging behind of Croatian theater production in relation to our neighbors and other theater models from the past. Also, some of the texts deal with the development of numerous political systems throughout history and their strong influence on the work of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, on festival culture and the positions of key figures from the theater's past and present. It also includes other theater personalities and brings several controversies related to currently important officials and administration holders who have decisively influenced or are influencing the orientation of Croatian cultural and theater policy. This is a book that continues the author's masterful book The State and Its Theater, and it equally articulates her scientific research abilities as well as live public participation and numerous quality contributions in polemics about the fate of Croatian theater today. The book is the result of serious research and a document of the author's professional and public engagement. Snježana Banović is a theatre director, writer and full professor at the Department of Production of the Academy for Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of Zagreb. She published four books (State and its Theatre, Theatre of Crisis Official Exit and Theatre for People). Her main interest is in the area of cultural history, cultural management, national theatres, national festivals in the context of cultural policy in Croatia and the EU and most of her work is focused on these topics. She publishes reviews, studies and articles in journals, newspapers and on-line publications and is a member of various Croatian and international cultural associations. She was appointed two times as head of the Cultural Committee for Theatre at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and was Artistic manager for Drama of the Croatian National theatre in Zagreb. As a professor she has been a mentor to numerous students and was leading as well various research projects at the University of Zagreb.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-401-3
  • Page Count: 365
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Croatian