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ANGELINA ROSCA During the last season the theatrical art (and the culture in general) of the Republic

of Moldova has become not only the most economically vulnerable realm of

public life, but also a zone of attacks. After the communists came to power in

February 2001 they tried to resume control of the theatre, a control that had been

renounced by the state in 1991, simultaneously with the Declaration of Independence

of the Republic of Moldova. To achieve that gain Parliament published a bill regarding

the activity of Theatres, circus and concert organisations, a part of a whole policy seeking

the return of a time long past.