Vol. 65 No. 1 (2020): Images of Witchcraft: Theatre, Cinema, Visual & Performing Arts
Studia UBB Dramatica no. 1/2020 gathers experts from various fields in an attempt to propose a multidisciplinary approach to the iconography of witchcraft at the cross points between cinema, theatre and visual arts. The aim is to open new research and reflection perspectives, through various approaches of the image of witches; witchcraft and magic. Here, the notion of the word “image” is meant to encompass broad meanings: mental images, socially mediated (which would be included within the concept of imaginary) as well as aspects that psychoanalysis reunites under the concept of imago will be approached, but the emphasis will be on images imbedded on various supports (cinema, painting) or materialized in specific spaces (theatre). The aim is also to explore the anthropological bases of the formation of artistic representations and, in this sense, witchcraft represents a seminal field of study. In its context arts intercross on most levels with social and mentalities phenomena, with political representations, but also with the logic of refusal, of repression and of violence.
Images de la sorcellerie dans le théâtre roumain contemporain Performance review: Sânziana și Pepelea, by Vasile Alecsandri (director A. Dabija, National Theatre in Cluj – 2013) ; Țiganiada by Ion Budai-Deleanu (director A. Dabija, National Theatre in Cluj – 2018) ; Romacen – Vremea vrăjitoarei (director Tina Turnheim, Andrei Mureșanu Theatre, Sfântu-Gheorghe – 2019) ; Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi (director Rareș Trifan, National Opera in Cluj – 2019)