Promotion of the book of
Mrs Ewa Tomaszewska
Tam i z powrotem. Rzecz o lalkarskich kontaktach polsko-czechosłowackich i polsko-czesko-słowackich na Śląsku, the second, revised and completed edition (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego – the publishing house of University of Silesia- Katowice 2019, issn 0208-6336, isbn 978 – 83-226 -3403-5 printed edition, isbn 978 – 83 – 226 – 3404 – 2 electronic version, 456 pages, 70 photos).
The book concerns the remarkable presence of Czech and Slovak creators in Polish puppet theatre in the 20th and the 21stcentury. The main questions are related to the mixing of influences and inspirations of Czech, Slovak and Polish puppet theatre. There is also a question if or to what extent the significant presence of Czech and Slovak authors in Polish theatre is the result of the weakening condition of polish theatre, open borders, the sense of cultural community in the United Europe or, perhaps, the permanent cultural fluctuation connected with geographical and historical proximity of our nations.
The book got the award of the Slovak “UNIMA” centre in the field of theatre studies, Bańska Bystrzyca 2016.
Ewa Tomaszewska, PhD was born in 1961 in Katowice. She completed the studies of architecture at Cracow University of Technology and of Puppet Theatre Direction at Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, the Department in Białystok. She took part in theatre workshops by Peter Schumann, Henk Boerwinkel and Richard Bradshow. Ewa Tomaszewska directed spectacles in theatres for children. Since 1990 she has been working for the cultural education section, University of Silesia in Katowice, the Department of Ethnology and the knowledge about education. She is the author of more than 50 releases about theatre as well as books: “Jan Dorman-the poet of theatre”, published in Katowice, 2010,“ Jan Dorman and his own way”, published in Katowice, 2012, and „Back and forth, the matter of Polish and Czechoslovak Puppet Theatre co-operation and Polish, Czech and Slovak puppet theatre co-operation in Silesia”, published in 2014.
04.10.2019 – 19:00 – Meeting with the author