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Vol. 68 No. 2 (2023): Contemporary Theatre Challenged by the Classics: Starting with Molière
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Four hundred years after the baptism of the great master of 17th century French stage, numerous works have been dedicated to him all over the world. New shows, new readings, adaptations and rewritings of his plays have emerged over the past year, reopening debate on the topicality of his themes, the audacity of his frontal approach to the problems of society, his inexhaustible double-edged comedy and his ability to reinvent characters borrowed from cultural heritage, from Antiquity to the times of Louis XIV. As the entire theatrical world celebrated Molière in 2022, Studia Dramatica 2/2023 issue proposes to change the perspective and look at how Molière and classics have been approached and revisited above all outside French borders, through a number of writings and daring mise-en-scenes. The reader will thus find interesting articles and studies about the criticism of Molière's work over time, about its reception in contemporary theatre and the revisiting of the classics, about how much and why Molière was staged during the communist period, and about theatre teaching that knows or does not know how to take advantage of the combination of music and drama, also starting from the innovations brought by the great French playwright. Challenging interviews with composer Jean-Jacques Lemêtre, director Mihai Măniuțiu, professor Anca Măniuțiu and director Tompa Gábor, as well as several reviews of performances, books and theatre festivals, round off this issue.

Published: 2023-11-30

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