WHAT IS THEATRE, IT IS SURELY NOT FOR REAL
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An editorial office continues in publishing profile interviews with meaningful personalities of the Slovak theatre by a contribution by Matus Olha and Stefan Hudak. Stefan Hudak, a scenic designer, native of Velky Saris (27th June 1942) belongs to the generation which was entering an active artistic life in sixties of the last century. Even while studying still, he had cooperated as a scenographer with the Slovak National Theatre, but also with a theatre which created an avant-garde alternative to the first drama scene, with 'Divadlo na Korze' (The Theatre on Promenade). In 1968 he became an internal designer of the Czechoslovak Television in Kosice. The TV scenic solutions he did, could be counted in hundreds - and he has always been - until now - also a theatre scenographer. When still at school, he had cooperated with a mime Milan Sladek. He designed and carried out the scene for his staging of Kyrmezer's morality 'Komedie o Bohatci a Lazarovi' (Comedy on Dives and Lazarus) which until now belongs to the classical heritage of the Slovak scenography. Together with the outstanding personalities of his generation like Rasto Bohus, Jozef Ciller, Tomas Berka, or Jan Zavarsky, he is part of the stream which is usually determined as action scenography - where a scenographer becomes a co-creator of the theatre performance. In the first part of interview Stefan Hudak is zooming the Slovak theatre reality in times of his studying and is recalling the foreign festivals where The Fine Arts Faculty had performed. He is recalling a well disposed and creative atmosphere which had been present in a creation of university staging, and also teachers and the other university workers with whom he had been cooperating then.
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