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Any celebration is, or it should be, an opportunity to meditate on what is being celebrated. Otherwise, the celebration remains merely formal and inconsistent. What is the meaning of one hundred years of Romanian theatre? A sum of fulfillment and unfulfillment, of satisfactions and dissatisfactions, a whole set of faces which can describe a history in a pleasant way throughout time. In the next lines we are trying to place ourselves at today’s end of history in a troubled present which must be questioned. What has become of us, those who are applauding the centenary of our theatre? What is missing and what are our dissatisfactions? We shall let other people make the bows while we assume the discomfort of the discourse on unfulfillment.
There has been a constant interest in Shakespeare in the last twenty years among playwrights, critics, directors and actors. The revival of Shakespeare studies, the multitude of interpretations, theatre productions, research studies of doctoral type have been not just a reconsideration of texts, but also an attempt to modernise them. These findings and many other reflections on Shakespearean theatre and an amazing diversity, on which it had been founded, are the result of the doctoral research done by Antonella Cornici on the Shakespearean soliloquy and its diverse Romanian stage versions appeared in performances between 1990-2015.
We are witnessing a paradigm shift regarding the theatrologist’s position in the Romanian theatre environment. While, until recently, theatrology meant cultural journalism, this definition is no longer sufficient or attractive for secondary school graduates. Romania’s higher education offer has changed increasingly in the last years, in the attempt to keep up with the requirements of the labour market; the solution was provided by the area of cultural management. Every last faculty in this sector covers the new direction of study and research. This article seeks to investigate the existing educational offers, which should allow an understanding and a new complete image of the theatrologist in Romania; in our opinion, this image will have an increasing impact on the national theatre community, shaped, of course, by the new directions of study.
The aim of this article is that of giving several details on the evolution of dance in Romania. The necessity of addressing this topic is given to the fact that there are many people who conceive sterile discourses in order to come forth with theories on the history of national dance. Frequently ignored or regarded as an easy genre that is strictly related to entertainment, dance is deeply rooted in our DNA, and minimizing the importance of the choreographic art deprives humanity of its existential roots.