Teaching Guides Presented to Students Pursuing Dramatic Art
The Azerbaijan State Translation Centre (AzSTC) is pleased to announce the presentation in a ceremony of the supplementary teaching manuals - Lessons for the Professional Actor by Michael Chekhov; Theatre by S. Maugham; World Drama: An Anthology; and Bertolt Brecht and Arthur Miller: Selected Works - to the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art (ASUCA) teaching staff and students. It is part of AzSTC’s initiative to promote cultural and artistic education.
In her opening statement, University Rector Jeyran Mahmudova expressed her deepest gratitude to the Translation Centre for the translation and publication of the teaching guides, underlining the importance of such editions on theatrical art, stage arts, directing and acting for studies at their University.
Later, Ph.D. Vilayat Hajiyev, Deputy Board Chairman, Etimad Bashkechid, head of the AzSTC’s Science, Education and Culture Office, Yashar Aliyev, head of the AzSTC’s Information Department, Ilgar Rasul, a writer, Gan Tural, an editor-in-chief of the Epiloq.az website, University Vice-Rector Maryam Alizade took the floor one after another to give their thoughts on a necessity of continuous publications of such teaching manuals. Professor Israfil Israfilov, a theatricologist, shared his impressions. ‘I was very amazed while getting to know about the work done by AzSTC over the last 5 years.” Professor Aydin Talibzade, head of the Department of Theatrical Art, a theatricologist, hailed AzSTC for publishing books on acting and theatrical art specialists need. Ayaz Salayev, an Associate Professor at the Film Studies Department, spoke about AzSTC’s large scope of activities, calling it as a “Centre of Thinking.”
In conclusion, ASUCA’s library was donated copies of the editions.
Yusif Samadoglu’s Creativity on German Literary Portal
“Schreiber Netzwerk”, the popular German literature portal, has posted in German the short story “The Cold Stone” by Yusif Samadoglu, the People’s Writer of Azerbaijan, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
Orkhan Fikretoglu’s creativity on Spanish Literary Portal
“Alquibla”, the popular Spanish literature portal, has posted in Spanish the short story “The Tale of the Last Valiant” by Orkhan Fikretoglu, a popular Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
The Book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” Presented in Tbilisi
The presentation ceremony of the book “Heydar Aliyev and Georgia” dedicated to the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” and published by the leading Georgian “Merani” Publishing House has been held in Tbilisi. In her opening speech at the event launched in the large assembly hall of the Parliament of Georgia Makvala Gonashvili, the Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia and winner of the Rustaveli State Prize, spoke about Heydar Aliyev’s decisive role in the political, economic and social life of Georgia in the difficult periods of its history and energy projects thanks to which fundamental changes in the field of policy and economic realities in the region had been achieved. Then, Afag Masud, the Board Chair of the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre and People’s Writer took the floor.