The Heart of Bulgarian Theatre Lies in Sofia

Theatres are reminiscent of the past. They help us to understand how entertainment was provided during the olden days. They are a valuable source of information about history, and they are crucial to understanding the advancements/improvements that humanity has gone through. Theatres are places and establishments where entertainment was held during the Victorian times when women were expected to wear frilly dresses and men wore vests and long-tailed coats. The theatre during this period was famous and was known to host plays, operas, musicals and any other performing arts. It was due to this that theatres remain as pieces of evidence of a different life that defines history. The National Theatre Ivan Vazov is at the heart of the Bulgarian theatre scenario. It is located in Sofia and is known to be the most connected to Bulgarian literature to date. The theatre itself is very well known, other than for its significance in Bulgarian literature. It has faced many forms of destruction, degradation and different types of damage.

History Of The Great Theatre

The national Ivan Vazov theatre is an essential aspect of Bulgarian literature. It was first built in a baroque style. This style was decided upon by the Viennese architects who were in charge of creating, styling and well as designing the structure of the building. However, the form didn’t last long, as multiple diesters took place in the theatre. The Ivan Vazov theatre in Sofia has seen many faces and has gone through many disasters in its 120 years of being created. The greatest of tragedies that ravages the building was in 1923 during February. A fire broke out during the middle of an act, and the whole building burned down, leaving nothing but its foundations and charred wood. It was only two years later the move was made to start redesigning and reconstructing the building; however, the construction was completed only by 1929.

The style also changed during this time. A German architect known as Martin Dülfer was placed in charge of the development of the theatre. However, instead of using the more traditional materials that were used in the original style, Dülfer decided to use steel and concrete to create the foundations and structure. The use of steel and concrete to make the building ensured that the theatre became the first concrete built structure in the country. Due to the idealism and the extent of Dülfer’s plans for the theatre, many more features were included in the theatre as well. This consists of all of the tops of the line equipment for the best theatrical performances. These products and equipment were supplied by the top German companies MANN and Krupp. The most astounding factor in this historical location is that the equipment installed by Dülfer in 1929. Till this day, almost 88 years after which that the theatre suffered from a disastrous fire, the equipment installed in 1929 are still in perfect condition and are still being used to this day.

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