Five Seasons of Midsummer Scene
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20 June - 5 July 2018
Five Seasons of Midsummer Scene
Midsummer Scene Festival is celebrating its fifth season and, apart from the main production staged traditionally at Fort Lovrjenac, the organisers are offering a rich additional programme.
The main festival production will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Helen Tennison. Due to popular demand, the show returns after a sold out run in the last season. This play also opened Midsummer Scene in its inaugural season and it bears special significance for the Festival. Additional programme will feature two very different approaches to Shakespeare. The award-winning production Henry V (Man and Monarch), directed by Philip Parr and performed by Brett Brown explores Shakespeare’s most patriotic play. H(2)O devised and performed by Anna Rakowska and Piotr Misztella and based on Hamlet – is highly physical and bilingual production of Teatr Strefa Otwarta in Wroclaw, Poland. Five Seasons Concert performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra – is inspired by Shakespeare and includes an overture from Oberon by C. M. Weber, a selection from A Midsummer Night's Dream by F. B. Mendelssohn and Concert Suite No 1 from West Side Story by L. Bernstein. TWO BARDS – Držić/Shakespeare – directed by Filip Krenus and performed by the Midsummer Festival ensemble – stages selected scenes from the comedy of lust and greed Uncle Maroye by Marin Držić, the greatest Croatian Renaissance playwright and Shakespeare’s precursor. The evening also includes readings of Shakespeare’s sonnets accompanied by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra String Quartet and soprano Andrea Marić.


20th June  - 4th July at 9:30 pm* / Fort Lovrjenac
William Shakespeare:
Directed by Helen Tennison. Performed in English.
*every night except 26th June

26th June at 9:30 pm / Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
Midsummer Scene Anniversary Concert
In collaboration with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra / Marc Tardue, conductor (USA) / Filip Krenus, narrator / Andrea Marić, soprano / Đani Stipaničev, tenor
C. M. Weber: Oberon (or The Elf King’s Oath), Overture
L. Bernstein: West Side Story, Concert Suite no. 1
F. B. Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Selection

26th June at 9:30 pm / Sponza Palace
HENRY V (Man and Monarch)
Based on Henry V and performed in English by Brett Brown. Directed by Philip Parr.
(WINNER best solo Shakespeare performance Ostrava Shakespeare festival 2016)

2nd July at 9:30 pm / Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
Based on Hamlet, devised and performed in English and Polish by Anna Rakowska and Piotr Misztela (Teatr Strefa Otwarta, Wroclaw)

5th July  at 9:30 pm / Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
TWO BARDS: Držić / Shakespeare
In collaboration with House of Marin Držić
Scenes from Držić's Uncle Maroyeand Shakespeare's sonnets. Directed by Filip Krenus.
Performed by the Festival Ensemble and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, with Andrea Marić, soprano.

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