Art Research Centre of SAS
The influence of the European avant-garde on the work of Jan Jamnicky
Name of the supervisor
doc. Mgr. art. Karol Mišovic, PhD.
Filozofická fakulta UKF
The personality of the director, actor and pedagogue Ján Jamnický is one of the most significant phenomena of Slovak professional theater of the 20th century. Several popularization and professional articles, partial studies and anthologies completing the preserved archival materials have been published about his work and personality. To this day, however, there is no more holistic work in Slovak theatrical studies, which would point out in particular the influences of the European avant-garde (especially from the German, Russian and Czech regions) on Jamnický's directing poetics. The aim of the dissertation is to process the overlaps of Jamnický's work in the context of contemporary avant-garde tendencies.