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ICELAND
MAGNUS THOR THORBERGSSON
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Leikfelag Islands (The Icelandic Theatre Company). This debate culminated in

accusations put forward by the Association of Independent Theatres against the two

major theatres in Reykjavik, Leikfelag Rekjavikur (The Reykjavik Theatre Company)

and Thjodleikhusid (The National Theatre), regarding alleged misuse of their official

funding and abuse of their dominant competitive position. Other controversial

happenings were the change of artistic directors at The Reykjavik Theatre Company

and the change in the laws on The National Theatre, allowing the artistic director to

be rehired beyond the former maximum of eight years at the helm.