Amfiteater, Journal of Performing Arts Theory, Volume 8, Number 1

Date: 03. 07. 2020

The first issue of the eighth volume of Amfiteater is devoted entirely to the theme of amateur theatre. The latter is not often the subject of scientific research, neither in Slovenia nor abroad. Given the rich history of amateur theatre in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe, we have approached this field from various perspectives. Some key periods in the development of Slovenian theatre were analysed by Aldo Milohnič (The Workers’ Stage under Bratko Kreft and Ferdo Delak), Tomaž Toporišič (linking Slovenian avant-garde currents from the late 1960s with the contemporary American avant-garde) and Barbara Orel (the turn to non-acting).

Of course, Slovenian amateur theatre is still a vital part of the theatre landscape. By comparing the current situation in Malta, Estonia and Slovenia, we also aimed to comparatively place it into the European context.

This issue is supplemented by studies of various examples of amateur theatres and projects in Slovenia and abroad.


The journal is included in: MLA International Bibliography (Directory of Periodicals) and Scopus. The publishing of Amfiteater is supported by the Slovenian Research Agency and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.