Acad. Razvan Theodorescu: A Walachian century between martyrs and betrayals
26 October 2014
26 Oct 201411:00
The National Theatre of Bucharest will mark the anniversary year Brâncoveanu through a double manifestation which will take place on Sunday, the 26th of October 2014, in the Small Hall, starting 11:00 a.m. The conference A Walachian century between martyrs and betrayals will be held within this event, supported by Acad. Răzvan Theodorescu, followed by the reading performance Dinner with the sun-up by Gheorghe Truță, directed by Răzvan Popa.
Details about the conference
”The sacrifice of the Brâncoveanus ends a century of intelligent and opportunist policy of the Walachian elite where they met, one by one, the waiting for salvation from the Turks from the part of ”Chesar’s empire” – that is, of the Habsburgs – or from the part of the ”Muscovite” dinasty of the Romanovs. Along with this policy, there could also be met: the intelligent negociation, betrayal on every step, hope, despair, the getaway and the magnificence of a bright living on the edge of the abyss. There was the moment that determined irrecoverably our premodern mentality, foreshadowing the Phanariot century, of a brilliant culture, of a European synchronism and of an enslaved life.” Acad. Răzvan Theodorescu
About Răzvan Theodorescu
He was born in Bucharest, on May 22nd 1939.
Education: 1955-1963 – The Faculty of History in the University of Bucharest (with a break between 1959- 1961 because of the suspension from the University because of political reasons, period in which he was an unqualified worker).
Professional activity: Culture historian, Art historian; Doctor in History Science (1972); Scientific Researcher at The Institute of History of Art in the Academy (1963-1987); Professor at the University of Art in Bucharest (since 1990); General Secretary of the South-East European Studies Association AIESEE (since 1994).
Public positions: President of Radioreporting (1990-1992); Member of the National Audiovisual Council (1992-2000); Minister of Culture and Cults (2000-2004)
Member of some professional organizations: Correspondent and tenured member (since 2000) of the Romanian Academy; Correspondent Member of the Archaeological Society from Athens (since 1990); Chevalier (since 1997) and Comandor (since 2003) of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic; Correspondent Member (since 1998) and tenured (since 2002) of the European Academy of Science, Arts and Letters; Member of the Science Academy of the Republic of Albania (since 2006) and of Macedonia’s Academy of Science and Art (since 2006); Great Officer of the National Order for Merit (since 2000); Doctor Honoris Causa in nine Universities.
Byzantium, Balkans, Occident at the Beginning of the Romanian Medieval Culture – centuries X-XIV, Ed. Academiei, Bucharest 1974; A millennium of art at Dunărea de Jos (400-1400), Ed. Meridiane, Bucharest, 1976; Medieval Itineraries, Ed. Meridiane, Bucharest, 1979; The Stone of the Three Hierarchs, Ed. Meridiane, Bucharest, 1979; History seen up-close, Ed. Sport-Turism, Bucharest, 1980; Romanian Civilization between Medieval and Modern. The Image Horizon (1550-1800), I-II, Ed. Meridiane, Bucharest, 1992 ; 2nd ed., Princeps Edit, Iaşi, 2006; Roads to Yesterday, Ed. Fundaţiei Culturale Române, Bucharest, 1992; The 900 days of “manipulation”, Ed. Tinerama, Bucharest, 1993; La peinture murale moldave des 15-ème - 16-ème siècles, Ed. UNESCO, Bucharest, 1995; Roumains et Balkaniques dans la civilisation sud-est européenne, Ed. Enciclopedică, Bucharest, 1999; History Drop, Ed. Fundaţiei Culturale Române, Bucharest, 1999;Constantin Brâncoveanu between „The Book House” şi „Evrope”, Ed. Rao, Bucharest, 2006; Our Europe and us, Ed. Capitel, Bucharest 2008; Regards d'historien, Ed. Enciclopedică, Bucharest, 2009.
About 600 articles in Romanian magazines and abroad.
The Bernier award from the Intitute of France; The Herder award from Vienna University
Dinner with the sun-up by Gheorghe Truță
Brâncoveanu – Marius Bodochi
Doamna Marica – Maria Teslaru
Constantin – Gavril Pătru
Ștefan – Ioan Andrei Ionescu
Radu – Lari Giorgescu
Matei – Silvana Mihai
Ianache Văcărescu – Mihai Verbițchi
Mustafa – Eugen Cristea
Direction: Răzvan Popa
Live music: Adrian Naidin
About the author
Gheorghe Truţă was born on the 1st of June 1958, in Călui town, in Olt. He is living in Lupeni now, in Hunedoara, where he is a Math teacher.
He had his literary debut with the short story The Second Story of the Forest in Luceafărul, June 1977. Since 1993 he has been a tenured member of the Writer’s Union of Romania.
Editorial publications :
The City, novel, Ed. Albatros, Bucharest, 1982 ; Pagota, prose, Ed. de Vest (Facla), Timişoara, 1992; The Rats’ Heaven, novel, Ed. Matinal – Panorama, Petroşani – Bucharest, 1999 ; Theatre – played, awarded and banned plays, Ed. Grinta, Cluj-Napoca, 2003; Angel, are you coming?, novel, Ed. Aius, Craiova, 2010; Alice doesn’t know how to die, play, Ed. Aius, 2010.
Literary awards (selection):
The debute award of the Albatros Publishing House for the novel The City (1980) ; the award from Cravioa branch of the Writer’s Union, Prose section, for the year 1992, for the Pagota volume; the award from Craiova branch of the Writer’s Union, Drama section, for the year 1995, for the staged plays: The Great Mess and The Blue Grove; the award from Craiova branch of the Writer’s Union, Novel section, for the year 1999, for the novel The Rats’ Heaven; the award from Craiova branch of the Writer’s Union, Drama section, for the year 2003, for Theatre – played, awarded and banned plays volume; the play The Cathedral was nominated by the Romanian Theatre Union (UNITER) for ”the best Romanian play of 1999”; laureate of many drama contests in the country.
His following plays have been staged:
The Great Mess (1995, Bacovia Theatre from Bacău, directed by Mihai Manolescu); The Blue Grove (1996, The National Theatre „Vasile Alecsandri” from Bălţi, The Republic of Moldova, directed by Ion Cibotaru); Alice doesn’t know how to die (2005, The National Theatre „Marin Sorescu” Craiova, directed by Mircea Cornişteanu); The Great Mess (2005, The Drama Art Theatre from Deva, directed by Boris Melinti); Four Sisters (2012, The National Theatre „Vasile Alecsandri” from Bălţi, The Republic of Moldova, directed by Ion Marcoci); Journey in Fairytale Country (2012, The State Theatre I. D. Sîrbu, Petroşani, directed by Boris Melinti); Journey in Fairytale Country, (2013, Vasilache Theatre, Botoşani, directed by Valentin Dobrescu); Symphony for Flute and Nobody (2014, ”Andrei Mureşanu” Theatre from Sfântu Gheorghe, directed by Laurenţiu Calomfirescu).