Presentation of the monograph RAC, A Biography of Radko Polič
Beletrina's Round Table
Guest speakers Radko Polič Rac, Petra Pogorec (author of the book)
Reading excerpts from the book Nataša Matjašec Rošker, Ksenija Mišič, Vladimir Vlaškalić, Petja Labović, Blaž Dolenc
Discussion moderator Matej Bogataj
Approximate duration of the round table discussion is 1 hour 30 minutes.
When Radko Polič received the Prešeren Award for his work, the director Sebastijan Horvat described him as an all-or-nothing type of actor, a tightrope walker without a safety net and an actor-fanatic who sets the highest demands for himself and others. Radko Polič Rac could have become a forester or a surgeon, but he finally chose to become an actor, honed his craft to perfection and achieved practically everything an actor can achieve. The book unveils and intertwines the memories of his life and creative path and reveals that he is equally passionate and demanding onstage and off it, it goes back to the turbulent post-war years of his childhood, which he spent between Črnomelj, Belgrade, Berlin and Ljubljana, explains his life-long closeness to his parents and his two brothers, and revives the memories of his three marriages that produced two – now adult – sons. It presents his approach to creating roles, captures his understanding of this beautiful and hard profession of an actor, and speaks, first-hand, about the unforgettable characters he created in the six decades on stage and on screen. "Acting is stepping over the edge, you have to dare," contemplates Radko Polič Rac. Just like in life.
About the author
Petra Pogorevec obtained her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and literary theory and English at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Between 1993 and 2007 she worked as a journalist, critic, theatre author and translator, and in 2007 she moved to the Ljubljana City Theatre as a dramaturg and the editor of the MGL Library Book Collection. In 2017, she enrolled in the doctoral programme at the Department of Dramaturgy and Performing Arts (UL AGRFT).