MIDSUMMER SCENE FESTIVAL DUBROVNIK
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by Helen Tennison
24th June – 5th July 2017 at 9:30pm
27th June at 9:30pm – Midsummer Night's Music, concert by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Tickets available on www.midsummer-scene.com
1st – 7th July, Sponza Palace – photographic exhibition by British artist Bari Goddard (images taken during season 2016 and the Midsummer scene production of Hamlet), admission is free
House of Marin Držić and Midsummer Scene festival present:
DRŽIĆ MEETS SHAKESPEARE
6th July at 9:30pm
Admission is free
CELEBRATING 450 YEARS OF LEGACY OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE PLAYWRIGHT MARIN DRŽIĆ
Selected scenes from Marin Držić's comedy Dundo Maroje performed in English by the Midsummer Scene Festival Ensemble
Music by Plazarius - ensemble for early music
Midsummer Scene is the only English theatre festival in Southeastern Europe and in the relatively short period of time it has established itself as a major cultural event and as a platform for international concepts and collaborations.
Festival Midsummer Scene coincides with the beginning of summer and our main stage is Fort Lovrjenac, one of the world’s most evocative and atmospheric venues in Europe. In its first year, the Festival opened at an important milestone: 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Dubrovnik joined the world celebrations of this important year by staging one of the Bard’s most beloved comedies: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Season 2017 sees the return to this magical play with a brand new version directed by Helen Tennison, who has envisioned the Festival’s headline productions in 2015 and 2016.
The 2015 season brought Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ which was transferring to Vienna’s English Theatre on Christmas 2016 and then to The Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts in January 2017.
In season 2016, we have celebrated another important anniversary – 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Therefore, we chose ‘Hamlet’, a play that holds a special significance for Dubrovnik. It was the first time that a woman has played the titular role on that stage with a very long tradition of staging Shakespeare’s most famous play.
Midsummer Scene is a project of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, and it is a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd. London.