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Arts: Theater: Southeast Europe
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This entry examines twentieth-century theater in the Balkan region, focusing primarily on the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina. For more than ten years, the texture of daily life in the former Yugoslavia has been woven with the memories of war and horror, and the reality of collapsing economies and general uncertainty. This malaise, however, has also seen a counterpoint: growing optimism, particularly in an expanding arts community that is beginning to gain recognition for the quality and number of artists coming from this region.


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Perić, Sabrina Ana, “Arts: Theater: Southeast Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0298f>
First published online: 2009

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