Othello, a Shakespeare’s masterpiece, will be played this Saturday, 20th of August, as a second premiere of this year’s Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
Described as ‘different’, this Othello brings us a story about hate, evil, and all the bad things that can happen anytime and anywhere.
Remarkable director Ivica Boban stated recently that she felt in love with Lovrjenac fortress 54 years ago, when she first came to Dubrovnik Summer Festival as a young Academy student, and now, she insists on calling this fortress the ‘place that preserves theater in a strongest way possible’.
And Othello? This tragedy is ‘adjustable’ – it can be played in any setting, at any period, to any audience, she told us.
While waiting for the premiere, take a sneak peek from the rehearsal!
Othello, a noble Moor in the service of the Venetian state DRAGAN DESPOT
Brabanzio, a senator, father to Desdemona MARO MARTINOVIĆ
Cassio, Othello’s lieutenant FILIP JURIČIĆ
Iago, Othello’s ancient RAKAN RUSHAIDAT
Rodrigo, a Venetian gentleman DADO ĆOSIĆ
Duke of Venice BRANIMIR VIDIĆ
Montano, Othello’s predecessor in the government of Cyprus ANDREJ DOJKIĆ
Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio LIVIO BADURINA
Clown, servant to Othello JURE RADNIĆ
Desdemona, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello ANJA ĐURINOVIĆ
Emilia, wife to Iago IVANA BOBAN
Bianca, mistress to Cassio MARIJA ŠEGVIĆ
Officer I to Othello and Cassio ROMANO NIKOLIĆ
Officer II to Montano MATEO VIDEK
Actress in the comedy and singer of sonnets NERA STIPIČEVIĆ
Actress and Singer VINI JURČIĆ
Sailors, officers, attendants, commoners and torchbearers: VILI GOBAC, MARKO CAPOR, LUKA ČERJAN, MARO DROBNIĆ, NIKOLA SEKULO