Fotó: Eöri Szabó Zsolt

Workshop on the Sociology of Theatre

The workshop aims to promote research in the sociology of theatre in Hungary.

There has been little research into the sociology of theatre in Hungary. The basic questionnaire (and its variants) developed by the earlier international STEP (Project on European Theatre Systems) research project did not focus primarily on social (e.g. demographic) data sets (which would be the task of classical theatre sociology), but on the group-level mapping of spectator experiences (thematic, aesthetic, communicative, contextual, identification) (using qualitative and quantitative tools).

In this workshop, we will discuss questionnaires as methodological guides for students and researchers, related methodological problems, contemporary theories in the sociology of theatre, research to date and the latest research with international experts, national academics and students. The workshop aims to promote research in the sociology of theatre in Hungary. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the journal Uránia in Hungarian and English.

Invited contributors: Hans van Maanen, University of Groningen, professor emeritus; Chris Balme, LMU Munich; Stephen Wilmer, Trinity College, Dublin; Joshua Edelman, Manchester Metropolitan University; Marlieke Wilders, University of Groningen; Antine Zijlstra, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden; Hedi-Liis Toome, University of Tartu; Magdolna Balkányi, University of Debrecen, professor emeritus; Lilla Gódor, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), MA student in Theatre Studies

Organisers: Enikó Sepsi (KRE) and Attila Szabó (KRE-SZFE)

29 April 2023, Saturday, 2 – 6 pm, Kaszás Attila Hall
Simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian and English
Registration: [email protected]

További cikkek
We continue our series of reports on the Madách Project. The following is the testimony of Bianca Temneanu, who is doing her Masters in stage directing at the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film Arts, who, together with two colleagues, staged three scenes of The Tragedy of Man and participated in the artistic process in Hungary.
One of the highlights of the 10th Theatre Olympics was the Madách Project 2023, a program based on the idea of Attila Vidnyánszky, organised by the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Student director George Zamfir wrote to színhá about his experience of creating the performance.
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Attila, one of Verdi’s early opera scores that focus on heroic figures in history, was presented in the Margit Island Theatre on August 12, the second operatic treat, presented at the Eiffel Art Studios on August 22, was Karol Szymanowsky’s King Roger. This opera was one of hundreds of events included in the 2023 Theatre Olympics.