This year's workshop is highly international as Romanian, Spanish and Kazakh guests have also joined Russian and Italian students. 'During the time spent here we build bridges between the nations' said Attila Vidnyánszky at Wednesday's press conference. The university’s vice-rector for arts, who is also the general director of the Hungarian National Theatre, emphasized: this workshop is a huge opportunity for students to improve because here they can discover and overcome their own shortcomings. He added: It is important that we can present our country, as well as this workshop to the European theatrical scene.
Hungarian, Russian and Italian students have joined to perform Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on stage. There are altogether 80 participating students who work in teams to shape the play according to their own ideas under the direction of their fellow students. One of the most important aims of the workshop is to provide opportunity for students who come from different cultures to learn from each other.
Shakespeare's best-known drama will be presented in five different versions on July 8.
The organizer and artistic director of the event is András Kozma.