• Elżbieta Olechowska Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw




Classics, Communism, Theatre


This volume explores the topic of Classics and Communism in Theatre, offering a foretaste of a book to be published by the end of the year. It begins with a case study from regions beyond Soviet Europe, to give prominence to the research less frequently treated by scholars studying communism.


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Author Biography

Elżbieta Olechowska, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw

ELŻBIETA OLECHOWSKA is a classical philologist (textual critic) and media scholar at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales,” University of Warsaw. She published editions of Claudian (E. J. Brill) and Cicero (Bibliotheca Teubneriana) preceded by a new examination of the manuscript tradition. She worked at the University of Geneva and spent a year at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. She later moved to Montreal and received an MBA at Concordia University while working as a journalist, manager, and trainer for almost three decades at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where she there a six-volume series Challenges for International Broadcasting and a monograph The Age of International Radio: Radio Canada International 1945–2007. Since 2009, at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales,” she has been actively involved in research, conferences, and publications for two international programs, Classics & Communism and Our Mythical Childhood – the latter, an ERC funded innovative research project, is designed to study reception of classical Antiquity in children’s and young adult culture. Her own research within the project emphasizes reception of Graeco-Roman classics in contemporary audio-visual culture.