Four years since the death of the famous Macedonian playwright Goran Stefanovski

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On November 27, 2018, the famous playwright Goran Stefanovski died in Canterbury, England at the age of 66.

Goran Stefanovski was born on April 27, 1952 in Bitola, where his parents worked in the National Theater - Bitola. His father, Mirko, was a theater director, and his mother, Nada, an actress. Goran spent a large part of his childhood in theaters. His younger brother is Vlatko Stefanovski, a famous virtuoso guitarist.

Goran Stefanovski graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje, at the Department of English Language and Literature. He studied dramaturgy at the theater academy of the University of Belgrade, where he received his master's degree on the topic "Stage directions as the basis of Samuel Beckett's dramaturgy".

He worked in the drama editorial office of Television Skopje, and then as an assistant at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. Since 1986, he has been a professor of drama at the Faculty of Dramatic Art in Skopje.

With the appearance of Stefanovski, contemporary Macedonian drama experienced great success, especially with his plays "Jane Zadrogaz", "Wild Meat", "Flight in Place", "Hi-Fi", "Double Bottom", "Tattooed Souls", "The Demon of Debar neighborhood".

Stefanovski is the author of the television dramas "Clinch", "Interrogation of the Railwayman" and the TV series "Tumba, tumba divina", "Bushavata Abuka".

He is the winner of the awards "Stale Popov", "11 October", "Steriina award", "Vojdan Chernodrinski". Goran Stefanovski was also a corresponding member of MANU.

A highly regarded essayist, public intellectual and lecturer, Stefanovski has published papers at numerous conferences and held workshops throughout Europe. His last public lecture was at the International Federation for Theater Research World Congress in Belgrade in July 2018 as a plenary lecturer.

Member of the Society of Writers of Macedonia since 1979, and since 2004 a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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