Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018
University of Belgrade
Faculty of Philology, Serbia
BITEF 212 : FROM THE IDEA TO THE REALIZATION
Keywords: BITEF, theatre, Belgrade, Historical Archives of Belgrade, archival material, Yugoslavia
Abstract: The Belgrade International Theatre Festival – BITEF is the first international festival launched on the territory of former Yugoslavia, and it is significant both for regional culture and for the history of world theatre. The First BITEF, sponsored by the Secretariat of Belgrade, was held in 1967, and it took place in Atelje 212. From its beginnings to this day, the festival has been held every year with no exceptions, generating a large number of documents, posters, audio-visual and other materials. This paper presents the political, cultural and historical events that influenced the creation as well as the shaping of the festival, but also its influence and the significance for the regional and the world theatre scenes. The paper also discusses the jurisdiction of the Historical Archives of Belgrade over the BITEF fond, as well as the entirety of archival materials relating to the first BITEF 212.
Slađana Subotić, Filip Stanković, Sanja Slankamenac, Rastislav Marković, Anastasija Mandić, Marija Daković