The 23rd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

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Performance

Gdańsk, Teatr Wybrzeże, Stara Apteka

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August
16:00 | 21:00
House of Marin Držić, Marin Držić Theatre and Midsummer Scene, Croatia /UK

Uncle Maroye Re-examined

Duration: 1h
Performed in English


Our version of Uncle Maroye will revisit Držić’s archetypal characters and implement them in the matrix of contemporary inter-personal relationships.

The process of the adaptation of the text will be based on finding the situations that correspond with present-day Dubrovnik and Europe. Uncle Maroye, Bokchilo, Maro, Laura, Sadi, Ugo, Scoffer Feast and Petruniella become modern people, driven by the motives contained in their Renaissance characters. Our adaptation of the text cuts radically into the structure of this classic text, searching within it the space for a brave interplay on the stage.

We will return Držić’s plot from Rome to Dubrovnik, placing it in the context of a decadent party (centered around an opuletly set banqueting table), that will culminate with the most famous prologue in Croatian theatre history – the prologue of Long Nose – which opens the end of the show to different interpretations of this classical text.


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Adapted and directed by Paolo Tišljarić
Based on comedy by Marin Držić,
Translated into English by Filip Krenus

Georgia Christodoulou
Mark Elstob
Filip Krenus
Richard Emerson
Alexander Varey

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Director

Paolo
Tišljarić


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