Dušan Kovačević biography

Dušan Kovačević

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1948 –

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Who is Dušan Kovačević?

Dušan Kovačević is a Serbian playwright and director best known for his theater plays and movie scripts. He also served as the ambassador of Serbia in Lisbon, Portugal.

Kovačević was born in Mrđenovac near Šabac, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia, graduated from a grammar school in Novi Sad, and received a Bachelor's degree in dramaturgy from the University of Belgrade in 1973. From 1973, he worked as a dramaturge at TV Beograd for five years. Since 1998, he has been the Artistic Director of Zvezdara teatar. In 2003 he directed his first movie, Profesionalac.

His daughter Lena Kovačević is a famous jazz singer.

Kovačević's prolific work is well known and popular in Serbia. His comedies have been translated into 17 languages, but his work didn't become available in English until the mid-1990s. One of his plays, Balkan Spy was being rehearsed in Beijing at the time of Tiananmen Square protests, only to be cancelled by the authorities.

A declared royalist, Dušan Kovačević is a member of the Crown Council of Aleksandar Karađorđević. He is also a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Some of Kovačević's work includes:

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Born
Jul 12, 1948
Mrđenovac
Also known as
  • Dusan Kovacevic
  • Душан Ковачевић
Children
Nationality
  • Serbia
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Belgrade
    Dramaturgy
    ( - 1973)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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