The square as a space for imagination
By Šarūnė Trinkūnaitė
In 1980, after two years at the Kaunas State Drama Theatre where he had staged two performances (The Ballads of Duokiškis (Lith. Duokiškio baladės) by Saulius Šaltenis and Ivanov by Anton Chekhov), director Eimuntas Nekrošius returned to the Lithuanian State Youth Theatre, where he had made his debut with A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney in 1977. As it has turned out, the latter performance marked a turning point not only in the history of the Youth Theatre, but also the history of Lithuanian theatre of the late 20th century by validating authorial direction as well as the autonomy of theatre as an independent form or art.
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