Beke, Sándor (Alexander) (Csilizradvány, now Čilizsko Radváň, Slovakia, 26 February 1939 - ) – Actor. Following his basic education (1946-1954) he studied at the Teachers’ College of Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia (1954-1958). The Hungarian Regional Theater (Magyar Területi Színház - MATESZ) in Komárom (now Komarno) employed him as an actor (1958-1959). He obtained a diploma in acting at the Pozsony College of Dramatic Art (1963). He earned another diploma in Stage Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art, Budapest (1963-1968). From 1968 to 1976 he was Director of Hungarian Regional Theater (Magyar Terülei Színház – MATESZ), which, due to his effort, later became the Jókai Threater of Komárom (Komáromi Jókai Színház). Later, with his efforts, the Thalia Theater (Thália Színház) in Kassa (now Košice, Slovakia) became independent, and he was its Director (1969-1976). He left Czechoslovakia for political reasons in 1976. From 1976 to 1978 he was Director of the Miskolc National Theater (Miskolci Nemzeti Színház). In 1978 he settled in Hungary, and between 1978 and 1984, he was Director of the József Katona Theater (Katona József Színház) in Kecskemét. From 1984 to 1991 he directed the Folk Theater (Népszínház), Budapest. From 1991 he was Director of the Chamber Theater (Kamara Színház),Budapest, and at the same time a lecturer at the Art Faculty of the University of Miskolc. His leading roles include Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1968); Mihály Vörösmarty’s Csongor and Tünde (1972) at Kassa Theater; András Sütő’s Kain and Abel, (1978); T. Nash’s The Rainmaker (Esőcsináló) (1990), Thalia Theater of Kassa. His studies include Vörösmarty’s Csongor and Tünde (Csongor és Tünde) in the Literary Review (Irodalmi Szemle) (1973). He wrote a book on The Development of Clothes (A ruházat fejlődése) (1973), and one on The History of Stage Directing (A rendezés története) (1974). – B: 1083, 1890, T: 7456.→Vörösmarty, Mihály; Sütő, András.