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William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Slovene National Theatre – Maribor, Slovenia

Director: Aleksandar Popovski

Performed in Slovenian with Hungarian and English subtitles.

2 hours 55 minutes with 1 breaks.

Arguably the most famous love story of all time, Shakespeare’s 1593 tragedy Romeo and Juliet, is also one of most frequently staged tragedies of the esteemed “bard” of the English theatre, although it has been so far staged only twice at the Maribor Drama – for the first time in 1929 and the second time in 1951. After nearly 70 years of absence, the Maribor Drama artistic director Aleksandar Popovski decided to return this world-renowned play on Maribor stage with the following commentary: “I must say, I find the story of a girl, who decides to defy death only to be found again in the embrace of love, quite fascinating. Thus, it was crucial to re-enact the story through her eyes. /…/ 

The dramaturg and co-author of the adaptation, Nina Kuclar Stiković, pointed out the following in her analysis No Harvest for me, or the Diary of Juliet Capulet: “This is essentially the main conflict: the Capulets and Montagues are fighting, there is a clash between hatred and love, yet above all, there is a great dissonance between human nature and expectations of society. Between instinct and the norm. The very instinct is leading both parties into the conflict, which might also reflect the lack of reasoning, why the families actually hate each other. Moreover, the same as one cannot, in spite of phantasms, fully justify the “love at first sight” phenomenon, there might be impossible to justify hatred.”

Színészek /Actors

Júlia /Juliet: Julija Klavžar
Rómeó /Romeo: Žan Koprivnik
A Dajka /The Nurse: Ksenija Mišič
Lőrinc barát / Friar Laurence: Vladimir Vlaškalić
Capulet: Kristijan Ostanek
Capuletné / Lady Capulet: Maša Žilavec
Tybalt: Matevž Biber
Paris: Vojko Belšak
Montague: Nejc Ropret
Montague-né/ Lady Montague: Mojca Simonič
Benvolio: Petja Labović
Mercutio: Blaž Dolenc
A Herceg / The Prince: Davor Herga
Közreműködnek / In other roles: Eva Kraš, Mateja Pucko, Mirjana Šajinović


Fordító /Translator: Srečko Fišer
Dramaturge: Aleksandar Popovski, Nina Kuclar Stiković
Set designer: Sven Jonke (NUMEN)
Costume designer: Jelena Proković
Composer: Marjan Nečak
Choreographer: Žigan Krajnčan
Lighting designer: Aleksandar Popovski
Assistant director: Luka Marcen
Assistant set designer: Matic Gselman
Assistant costume designer: Nina Čehovin

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Aleksandar Popovski

Aleksandar Popovski

Aleksandar Popovski was born in 1969 in Skopje. He graduated in theatre and film directing from the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. By 2000, with his debut direction of Don Quixote at the Maribor Drama, he had already directed many successful productions with independent theatre groups and in institutional theatres in Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. From Slovenia (where he also collaborated with the Celje City Theatre, Drama Ljubljana, Slovenian Theatre in Trieste, Ljubljana City Theatre) and the former Yugoslav republics, he expanded his workspace to Italy, Greece, Austria, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, England, and Germany. His oeuvre already includes more than seventy productions, a third of which he created in Slovenia. Through his way of working and personal attitude, he brought a unique mixture of lightness and joy into the Slovene theatre space, a distinctive theatrical “joie de vivre” that radiates fervent devotion, aspiration for dreams and desire to move borders, providing space for music and laughter. As of the 2018/2019 season, he is the Maribor Drama artistic director.

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