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[Public Lecture] SIBFEST: Learn from the most successful art&culture festival in Eastern Europe


The Centre for European Studies at Chulalongkorn University,

Department of Dramatic Arts and the Department of English,

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University,

in collaboration with

The Embassy of Romania in Bangkok,

IATC (International Association of Theatre Critics) Thailand Centre,

and Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)

cordially invite students and the general audience to a

public lecture on the topic of


From the Local to the Global,

From Romania to the world


Associate Professor Octavian Saiu, PhD

National University of Theatre and Film (NUTF) in Bucharest

Thursday 17 August 2017

10.00-12.00 hrs

Room 203

Maha Chulalongkorn Building,

Faculty of Arts

Chulalongkorn University

About our lecturer

Octavian Saiu is a scholar and professional theatre critic. He holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from National University of Theatre and Film (NUTF) in Bucharest, with a thesis about theatrical space, and another one in Comparative Literature from the University of Otago, with a thesis about Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco. He completed his Post-Doctoral Research in British Literature (Modernism) and has been awarded his Habilitation in Theatre and Performing Arts. He teaches in the Theatre Studies Postgraduate Programme of NUTF, the Doctoral School of Sibiu University and the Centre of Excellence in Visual Studies of the University of Bucharest. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of London, School of Advanced Study, and is currently Visiting Professor at universities in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Lisbon. He has offered Master Classes at other universities in Europe and Asia, as well as the Grotowski Institute.

He has been actively involved, as Conference Chair and Invited Speaker, in several worldwide theatre and academic events in North America, Australasia and Europe, including the Theatre Olympics and Edinburgh International Festival, where he was Chair of the Samuel Beckett Conference in 2013. Since 2004 he has been Chair of the Conferences of Sibiu International Theatre Festival.

He is Adjunct Secretary General of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) and President of the Romanian Section – Theatre Studies of IATC. He has published articles in several international journals, as well as nine books on theatre. He received the Critics’ Award in 2010 and the Award of the Union of Theatre Artists (UNITER) in 2013. His most recent publication in English is the monograph, Hamlet and the Madness of the World (2016).


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