Two new publication series launched at the Malta Book Festival

Teatru Malta have launched six brand new publications under two separate series titles at the Malta Book Festival 2021- The BookShop Edition at MFCC in Ta’ Qali Proġett Klassiċi will cover the works of canonical playwrights such as Ionesco, Pinter, Rame and Fo, all translated into Maltese, while Programm Kitba Ġdida will give a platform to three of Teatru Malta’s star projects, namely Raymond “Fight” Beck, VII (Sette) and L-Interrogazzjoni. 

These publications were unveiled in all their re-imagined, translated and proofread glory yesterday during a press conference lead by publication editor Dr Marco Galea,  L-Interrogazzjoni’s Alfred Buttigieg, Raymond Fight Beck’s Andre Mangion and VII’s Simon Bartolo, who has just been awarded the Terramaxka award by the Malta Book Council for his publication il-Kreaturi tal-Bir.

When asked about Proġett Klassiċi Dr Marco Galea explained that “these works were so important and relevant that we felt they should be made available in Maltese as well as published in an accessible format” he concluded by expressing his hopes to see more of these plays produced in Malta sooner rather than later by means of this project.

On Programm Kitba Ġdida Andre Mangion explained how having his own script in print and at the disposal of others allows the reader the freedom to take over the director’s chair and envision his own play in a light never before perceived, giving it an exciting new legacy not necessarily possible had the play not been published and readily available in this format.

Remember Teatru Malta are the new kids on the book festival block, so we will need all the company we can get! We’ll also be selling our brand new merchandise at our stand so spread the word and pay us a visit between today and the 7th of November.

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