When I approached Eugenio, who was standing next to their book counter after the performance of Odin Theatre's guest production of The Tree at MITEM VI in April 2019, he picked up a decent-sized volume from the table and proudly handed it to me:
"János, this is for you! It's our new book, with over a thousand and five hundred pictures." Not long before, we had submitted the translation of the Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology¹ to the publisher, and I was already holding another work in my hands. I flipped through the volume on the spot, it was full of beautiful photos and illustrations.
The Five Continents of Theatre, it said on the cover. "Is this some kind of a travel guide?", I asked. "Yes," was the answer. I had a feeling that I would have something to do with it in the years to come.
As one of its translators, I can heartily recommend that readers, whether lay or professional, accept the guidance of Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese on this special theatre tour. /János Regős/
Additional participants at the launch include János Regős and Nikolett Pintér-Németh (translators), and Zsolt Antal (Deputy Rector of the University of Theatre and Film Arts, which published the book, and Head of the Antal Németh Institute of Drama Theory).
¹ E.Barba, N. Savarese: The Secret Art of the Performer – A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology, L’Harmattan/KRE, Budapest 2020.