Eszter Szakács (actor)

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January 27, 2022

Eszter Szakács (Érsekújvár, January 14, 1942 - Budapest, March 20, 2014) Mari Jászai Hungarian actress. Career His parents were Rudolf Szakács and Ilona Korponay. He graduated from the College of Theater and Film in 1966 and was a member of several rural theaters. The meeting of Rust with József in Kecskemét in 1973 was crucial in his life, after which he worked with the director in several rural cities, Szeged, Zalaegerszeg and Budapest. He spent three seasons at the Csokonai Theater. Between 1970 and 1972 the Petőfi Theater in Veszprém, between 1972 and 1973 the Szeged National Theater, between 1973 and 1979 the József Katona Theater in Kecskemét, in 1977 the Mafilm, between 1980 and 1985 the People's Theater, between 1985 and 1988 the Sándor Hevesi Theater in Zalaegerszeg , In 1988 he was again a member of the Szeged National Theater. From 1989 she was a freelance actress, until 2001 she was again a member of the Petőfi Theater in Veszprém. He has also starred in movies and several TV games. The actress retired in 1989, after which she was seen in only a few minor roles in the Budapest Chamber Theater, including Maria Josefa in García Lorca's play Bernarda Alba's House. The wider audience was also able to get to know the actress: the portrayal of Melinda in the TV version of the opera Bánk bán, directed by László Vámos, will be memorable, and Hahó, Öcsi! also directed by György Palásthy. Her distinctive red hair, her deep resounding voice, and her queen's stature predestined her to tragic roles. He is memorable in Hamlet as Gertrud, the Princess of Don Carlos Eboli, as the title role of Nastasia Filippovna in The Half-Mercy or Brecht’s Courageous Mother.

Theatrical roles

Number of performances registered in the Theater Repository: 105.

Movies

Notes

Resources

Péter Ábel: New Film Lexicon, Volume 2, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1973. 497.-498. old. Hungarian theatrical lexicon. Editor-in-Chief. György Székely. Budapest: Akadémiai. 1994. ISBN 963-05-6635-4 MTI Who is who 2009. Ed. Hermann Peter. Budapest: Hungarian Telegraph Office. 2008. ISBN 978-963-1787-283

More information

Its obituary on Index.hu Theater repository. National Museum and Institute of Theater History

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