A short introduction to Hungarian theatre today

12th February 2011



Anna Lengyel, who conceived and convened the Cross-Section showcase in Budapest, 10-13 February, an opportunity to sample work from the three main state-subsidised theatres – Katona, Orkeny and the National – explains the rationale behind this venture and considers Hungarian theatre today. Dominic Cavendish quizzes.

In today’s Hungary, anti-semitism is alive and kicking again, and the language of the Thirties is something you can read on walls in graffiti and in papers – it bothers some people but not enough…