Dušan Kovačević - contemporary Serbian playwright, screenwriter, theatre worker, and academic

Dušan Kovačević, born in 1948, is a contemporary Serbian playwright, screenwriter, theatre worker, and academic. He graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio, and Television in Belgrade with a degree in Dramaturgy in 1973. He worked as a dramaturgist at TV Belgrade and as a docent at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Since 1988, he has been the manager of the Zvezdara Theatre in Belgrade. Kovačević is a regular member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU) and a member of the Crown Council of Aleksandar Karađorđević. In 2005, he was appointed as the ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to Portugal.

Masterpieces by an exceptional writer

In Dušan Kovačević's works, comedy and grotesque intertwine, funny and serious merge, beautiful and ugly combine, traditional and nouveau-riche collide. The way he describes the complex picture of society has become recognizable to readers. His works contain several elements such as character comedy, nature comedy, farce, and drama in the narrower sense.

Dušan Kovačević has written plays and screenplays for some of the most viewed and significant domestic films, including "Marathon Family", "Who's Singin' Over There", "The Meeting Point", "Balkan Spy", "The Professional", "St. George Shoots the Dragon", and others.

Some of the most famous theatre performances Kovačević worked on are "Radovan III", "Claustrophobic Comedy", "Hilarious Tragedy", "Lari Tompson, Tragedy of a Youth", "The General Rehearsal for Suicide", etc.

Kovačević has written the book "Plays" and the novels "Once Upon a Time There Was a Country" and "Teddy Bear Sings the Blues."

Twenty Serbian Divisions - a witty and satirical enumeration of Serbian divisions

The online bookstore offers Kovačević's book "Twenty Serbian Divisions," in which he talks about how Serbs multiply by dividing. This is a satirical enumeration of Serbian divisions in which Dušan Kovačević, in his characteristic way, humorously and straightforwardly reminds us how many different and the same factions we have.

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