Gavella City Drama Theater History of theater in Frankopanska
On May 29, 1953, a group of young actors and directors, mostly "rebels" from the Croatian National Theater, headed by Dr. Branko Gavella as the "primus inter pares", took over the building of the "Small Theater" at Frankopanska 10 and she founded the Zagreb Drama Theater.
Dr. Branko Gavella
Branko Gavella (Zagreb, July 29, 1885 – Zagreb, April 8, 1962), theater director, director, pedagogue, theatrologist, theater critic and translator. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Brankač and Aleksandar Mautner. He graduated in Zagreb, and studied philosophy, German and Slavic studies in Vienna, where he received his doctorate in 1908. From 1909 he was employed at the University Library in Zagreb, and in 1914 he began directing at the Zagreb Theater. Here, and later in all South Slavic theater centers, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy, he staged 279 plays and operas, with special emphasis on the productions of Držić, Gundulić, Brezovački, Krleža, Begović, Shakespeare, Pirandello and Wagner. He was the founder of the Academy of Theater Arts in Zagreb (1950), and one of the founders of the Zagreb Drama Theater (1953), today the Gavella Drama Theater. Full member of JAZU (1961).
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