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Romeo and Juliet in Bitola

ROMEO AND JULIET Vera Komissarzhevskaya Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia National Theatre Bitola, Macedonia Director Dejan Projkovski Review by Randall Martin This was a bilingual Macedonian and Russian production of Romeo and Juliet performed by the Vera Komissarzhevskaya Theatre, St Petersburg and the National Theatre Bitola. The 850-seat theatre – the largest of the National Theatre’s […]

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Richard III – Bitola Shakespeare Festival 2013

National Theatre of China, Beijing Director: Wang Xiaoying     The expectant audience for the Bitola Festival’s Richard III had been brought up to speed by Henry VI Parts One and Three earlier in the week (the scheduled production of Part Two from Tirana was unable to come at the last moment). But even if […]

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Bitola Shakespeare Festival: Henry VI, Part One

BITOLA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Henry VI Part One National Theatre Belgrade, Serbia Director: Nikita Milivojevič   I had the pleasure of seeing and writing about Nikita Milivojevič’s brilliant adaptation of Henry VI Part One at last year’s Globe to Globe in London. Watching it again at the Bitola Shakespeare Festival was just as enthralling but also […]

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Poor, Poor Lear

BITOLA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2013 Created by Nina Sallinen and Katja Krohn Performed by Nina Sallinen The audience was waiting to get into the basement playing space of the National Theatre. Behind the door an old woman’s voice screamed “Go away!” The door opened. “Oh, welcome my friends!” The 90-year old Nina Sallinen appeared in faded […]

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Bitola International Shakespeare Festival

Bitola, Macedonia, 19-25 July 2013   The Bitola Shakespeare Festival is extending the bold intercultural experiment of last year’s Globe-to-Globe Festival in London. As part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Globe-to-Globe launched a planetary Shakespeare project by inviting 37 companies from around the world to perform the playwright’s works in their home languages. The Bitola […]

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