Bitola Shakespeare Festival 2018

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Thus far nobody has ever been able to touch the human soul as profoundly as him, the genius bard. All our desires, feelings, conditions, fears, demons to be perfectly depicted and all at once to temp us in one “devilish” way and penetrate our greatest desires while offering the most fantastic plots.

The following days of the festival, 23rd to 30th June, more than 300 artists will step on stage. Ten languages will be heard and twelve plays will be performed written by the brilliant mind of Shakespeare.

The doors of our festival will be opened for exchange of experiences, new ideas, and brand new readings of his immeasurable works, regarding quality and quantity as well.
Again, no keeping count, let us put the costumes, the makeup and recreate the world of Shakespeare. Let us celebrate it!
For reading Shakespeare, directing his work, performing and attending the plays is nothing less than a life philosophy.

On his behalf and on behalf of all artists around the world, for the 6th time we give you a warm welcome to Bitola!

Ilina Chorevska
Ivan Jerchikj

JULIUS CAESAR (RES PUBLICA OR COSA NOSTRA) W. Shakespeare

NI National Theatre Bitola – Bitola, Macedonia

Director and scene adaptation: Zlatko Pakovikj
Dramaturge: Biljana Krajchevska
Scenography: Filip Jovanovski
Costume design: Blagoj Micevski
Composer: Oliver Josifovski
Translation: Dragi Mihajlovski

Stage manager: Miroslav-Mirko Lazarevski
Lighting design: Ilija Dimovski, Igor Micevski
Sound design: Nikolche Terzievski
Video design: Sasho Ilkovski
Special effects, makeup and mask artist: Sasho Martinovski
Wig design: Dilbera Atanasova
Sculptor: Andrej Mitevski
Props: Aleksandar Sotirovski

Cast:

Julius Caesar – Sonja Mihajlovska
Marc Antony – Ivan Jerchikj
Cicero – Petar Gorko
Marcus Brutus – Borche Gjakovski
Cassius – Nikola Projchevski
Casca – Martin Mirchevski
Cinna – Aleksandar Stefanovski
Artemidorus – Elena Moshe
Cinna, the poet – Kristina Hristova
Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife – Maja Andonovska Ilijevski
Portia, Brutus’ wife – Viktoria Stepanovska Jankulovska
Mencha Krnicheva -Valentina Gramosli
Mara Buneva – Ilina Chorevska
The Virgin – Sandra Gribovska

 

„Cowards die many times before their deaths the valiant never taste of death but once”

Richard III W. Shakespeare

Theatre Gavela Zagreb, Croatia

Director: Aleksandar Popovski
Translation: Andy Jelchikj
Dramaturge: Dubravko Mihanovikj
Scenography: Aleksandar Popovski
Costume Design: Marita Ćopo
Composer: Marjan Nekjak
Video: Lana Cavar and Timy Sharec
Stage speech assistant: Ivana Buljan Legati
Lighting Design: Zdravko Stolnik
Stage Design Assistant: Nastja Miheljak
Costume Design assistant: Mia Popovska
Production’s visual identity:
Vanja Cuculikj / Studio Cuculikj
Stage Manager: Ana Dulchikj
Prompter: Andrea Glad

 

Cast:

Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III:
Ozren Grabarikj
George, Duke of Clarence, his brother: Andrej Dojkikj
Lord Hastings, Lord Chamberlain: Sven Shestak
Lady Anne, widow to Edward,
prince of Wales: Martina Chvek
Queen Elizabeth, wife to king Edward IV: Dijana Vidushin
Lord Rivers, her brother: Sven Medveshek
Duke of Buckingham: Zhivko Anočić
Queen Margaret, widow to king Henry VI :
Bojana Gregorikj Vejzovikj
King Edward IV: Hrvoje Klobuchar
Dutchess of York, mother to Richard, Edward and George: Slavica Knezhevikj
Sir William Catesby, a nobleman: Nikola Bakje
Two Assassins: Ivan Grchikj and Dzordze Kukuljica
Cleaner: Filip Shovagovikj
Mrs Shore: Anica Kovachevikj

 

„Now is the winter of our discontent”

SHAKESPEARE, SONNET 66 W. Shakespeare

Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre Timisoara, Romania

Director: Kokan Mladenovikj
Choreography: Andreja Kuleshevikj
Composer: Irena Popovikj
Dramaturge: Góli Kornélia
Scenography: Marija Kalabikj
Costume design: Tatjana Radishikj
Assistant director: Szerda Zsófia

 

Cast:

Aszalos Géza,
Balázs Attila,
Bandi András Zsolt,
Borbély B. Emília,
CsataZsolt, Éder Enikő,
Horváth Anna,
Kiss Attila,
Kocsárdi Levente,
Lőrincz Rita,
Magyari Etelka,
Mátrai Lukács Sándor,
Mátyás Zsolt Imre,
Molnár Bence,
Molnos András Csaba,
Simó Emese,
Tar Mónika,
Tokai Andrea

 

„…And art made tongue-tied by authority, and folly(doctor-like)controlling skill…”

HAMLET by Elise Wilk, inspired by W.Shakespeare,

Punctart Bucharest, Romania

Director: Catinca Draganescu
Text: Elise Wilk
Video and light design: Dan Basu
Sound design: Cristi Vieriu
Choreography: Simona Deaconescu
Scenography and costume design: Bogdan Costea

Coordinator: Samaranda Ileana Pasnicu

 

 

Cast:

Catrinel Bejenariu
Gabi Costin
Vladimir Purder
Vlad Pavel

 

 

„We know what weare but know not what we may be”

OTHELLO – THE ILLEGITIMATE LITURGY W. Shakespeare

Theatre Verrdi (Teatro Verrdi)

Dramaturge and director: Zlatko Pakovikj
Musical arrangement, sound and lighting design: Juraj Aras

 

 

 

Cast:

Othello: Juraj Aras
Desdemona: Hrvojka Begovikj
Iago: Aras / Begovikj
Voice of Signoria: Vilim Matula
Chorus: Zlatko Pakovikj

 

„I am one who loved not wisely but too well”

 

WILLIAM’S DREAM

Children’s and Youth Theatre Skopje, Macedonia

Based on W.Shakespeare’s works
Translation: Dragi Mihajlovski, Bogomil Gjuzel and Georgi Stalev

Adaptation, choreography and director:
Krenare Nevzati – Keri
Costume design: Barbara Cvejikj – Riv
Scenography: Krenare Nevzati – Keri
Video animation and photography: Emil Petro
Assistant of costume design: Aleksandra Mladenovikj
Assistant of choreography: Bojan Lazarov
Music selection: Krenare Nevzati – Keri (P.Attaignant, J.Playford, W.A.Mozart, Purcell, G.Verdi, M.Mussorgsky)

Costume production: Ljubica Velkova, Rade Vasilev
Props and puppets designer: Kiril Vasilev, Barbara Cvejikj – Riv
Stage manager: Gjuro Drakulovski
Sound design: Angel Naskovski
Lighting design: Oliver Stavrev
Makeup artist: Igor Peterski
Set decoration: Jovica Videski , Bujamin Selimi, Mirsat Kamberi

 

 

 

Cast:

William, child: Bojan Kirkovski
Mary, William’s mother: Katarina Ilievska – Siljanovska
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, Oberon’s jester: Simona Spirovska
Nick/Pyramus, William’s friend and Snug’s brother: Miki Anchevski
Francis/Thisbe, William’s friend: Martin Jordanoski
Tom/The Wall/The Moon, William’s friend: Marija Gjorgjievska
Snug/The Lion, William’s friend and Nick’s brother: Bojan Lazarov
Oberon, the King of the Fairies: Bojan Lazarov
Titania, Queen of the Fairies: Natasha Petrovikj
Three Witches: Izabela Novotni, Ana Levajkovikj – Boshkov,
Emra Kurtishova
Romeo, The son and heir of Montague: Bojan Kirkovski
Juliet,The daughter of Capulet: Natasha Petrovikj
Courtiers and Soldiers/ Capulet: Bojan Lazarov,
Vineta Damcheska – Mojanoska
Courtiers and Soldiers/ Montague: Martin Jordanoski,
Marija Gjorgjijovska
Narrator: Miki Anchevski
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, son to thelate and nephew to the present: Bojan Lazarov
Ophelia, daughter of Polonius: Natasha Petrovikj
The Ghost, image of Hamlet’s father Claudius:
King of Denmark: Vineta Damcheska – Mojanoska
Player/Gertrude, Queen of Denmark:Katarina Ilievska – Siljanovska
Player/The King: Vineta Damcheska – Mojanoska
Player/Claudius, King of Denmark: Martin Jordanoski
Little Ghost: Marija Gjorgjijovska

 

„We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep”

ROMEO AND JULIET (NON-TRAGEDY) W. Shakespeare

State Academic ussian Drama Theatre M. Gorky

Director: Nurlan Asanbekov

Composer: Alexander Nurtayev
Choreographer: Roza Beligayeva
Stage combat and performance: Nurbek Bolotov
Assistant director: Lyudmila Kruchkova
Stage manager: Anna Semenikina

 

 

 

Cast:

Romeo: Danil Khomko
Juliet: Yekaterina Maxim
Friar Lorenzo: Bolat Kiribayev
Escalus, Prince of Verona: Alexandr Korzhenko
Capulet: Roman Chekhonadskiy
Lady Capulet: Oxana Boiko
Tybalt: Yevegeniy Karacharov
Nurse: Lyudmila Kryuchkova
Montague: Denis Annikov
Lady Montague: Aijuldyz Baglanova
Mercutio: Maxim Yachshenko
Benvolio: Dmitriy Mashtakov
Count Paris: Alexandr Lukashevich
Page: Anastassiya Vorontsova
An Apothecary: Larissa Lebedeva
Balthasar: Sergey Mashtakov
Friar John : Mariya Bandisheva
Chorus, servants, citizens, angels: Larissa Lebedeva, Mariya Bandisheva, Anastassiya Vorontsova

 

„For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo”

MACBETH W. Shakespeare

Albanian Theatre Skopje, Macedonia

Director: Diana Dobreva
Assistant director: Ibahim Dzemaili
Music: Petia Dimanova
Scenography: Diana Dobreva
Assistant of scenography: Enes Deari
Costume design: Diana Dobreva, Ines Golja
Dramaturge: Avni Halimi
Translation into Albanian: Fan S. Noli
Translation into Macedonian: Dragi Mihajlovski

 

 

 

Cast:

Macbeth: Muzbajdin Kjamili Muchi
Lady Macbeth: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni
Alter ego: Bekjir Nuredini
Duncan: Vebi Kjerimi
Lady Macduff: Drita Kaba Karaga
Witch: Amernis Nokshikji Jovanovska
Witch: Zarije Jonuzi
Witch: Mirlinda Saiti
Banquo : Fisnik Zekjiri
Macduff: Genci Mirzo
Angus: Hajrulah Ramizi
Ross: Visar Etemi
Malcolm: Dritero Ame
Donalbain: Blerim Darlishta
Doctor, Porter: Osman Ahmeti
Macduff’s son: Ibrahim Dzemaili
Seyton: Asdren Selimi
Soldier I: Sulejman Ibrahimi
Soldier II: Dzaner Musikj

 

„Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”

SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN (based on William Shakespeare’s works)

Theatre of Eternal Values (TEV) International Ensemble Theatre

Author/choreographer: Monia Giovanangeli
Director: Eric Loren

Music composed and performed by:

Emma Turley – cello
Leo Vertunni – guitar

Stage and lighting design: Gunter Thurner
Costume design: Caterina Monaco
Props and costume production: OrnellaBollani
Production manager/technician: Maxim Vertunni

 

 

 

Cast:

Deborah Eckman: Joan of Arc/Bottom
Monia Giovanangeli: Ophelia
Alexandra Maitland Hume: Lady Macbeth
Nicolette van t’Hek: Katherine of Aragon
Adda van Zanden: Titania, Queen of the Fairies
Victor Vertunni William Shakespeare/Oberon/Macbeth

 

„Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal”

Stanisław Sojka

Cracow singers

Ilona Szczepańska
Łuaksz Dulewicz
Liliana Pociecha
Aleksandra Krzywdzińska
Katarzyna Kucia
Beata Rolecka
Łukasz Dziuba
Michał Dembiński
Artur Sędzielarz
Dawid Janowiak
Błażej Wiliński
Jacek Ziobro
Karol Kusz
Katarzyna Freiwald
Rafał Tomkiewicz
Ksenia Matsuk

Antoni Sojka
sound director

 

 

 

 

 

„Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
How to divide the conquest of thy sight”

KING LEAR W. Shakespeare

NI Turkish Theatre Skopje, Macedonia

Director: Diego de Brea
Dramaturge: Diego de Brea, Sibel Abdiu
Scenography: Blagoj Micevski
Costume design: Blagoj Micevski
Music: Diego de Brea
Translation: Ozdemir Nutku
Assistant director: Sibel Abdiu
Lighting design: Diego de Brea

Stage managers: Erdinch Rushid, Ramadan Ibarhim
Prompter: Neriman Shengjuler
Organizer: Muhamed Bakiovski

Manager: Nadzi Shaban

Set manager: Zekirija Abdi
Set decorators: Memet Ismail, Suad Rahman, Dzengiz Halil, Dzelal Ljuza, Afrim Rustemi, Sulejman Ibrahimi, Dzaner Musikj, Almir Lima, Remzi Alili, Izudin Begovikj, Bulent Hasan,
Sound designers: Fahredin Bushi, Levent Ibrahim
Lighting technicians: Orhan Mehmed, Bekir Kubur
Props: Tankut Ibarhim
Wardrobe supervisors: Mualja Salihi, Adnan Redzep
Makeup artists: Avdi Bilal, Nora Pitarka
Decor design: Nuri Ismail
Costume production: Kerim Etemi, Hulija Rustemi

 

 

 

Cast:

Dzenap Samet
Osman Ali
Nesrin Tair
Erman Shaban
Zubejde Ali
Ebru Musli

 

„Nothing will come of nothing”

THE WINTER’S TALE W. Shakespeare

Montenegrin National Theatre Podgorica, Montenegro

Director: Dino Mustafikj
Dramaturge: Zheljka Udovichikj Pleshtina
Scenography: Dragutin Broz
Costume design: Tijana Todorovikj
Music, original arrangement: Vjera Nikolikj
Stage movements and choreography: Nada Vukchevikj
Stage speech: Dubravka Drakikj
Assistant director: Radmila Cholikj
Assistant of costume designer: Marta Garchevikj
Executive production: Nela Otashevikj, Janja Razhnatovikj

Tribute to: “The Beatles” and “Queen”

Vjera Nikolikj – production, vocals and keyboards
Mladen Nikchevukj – production, guitars, drums, vocals,
and sound design Tatjana Krkeljikj M.M. – flute
Ivan Petkovikj – accordion Mladen Popovikj M.M. – cello
Vocals: Slijana Martinovikj, Julijana Milachikj, Vanja Jovkjevikj, Jovan Dabovikj, Srdzan Grahovac Horticultural consultant: Radovan Martakj

 

 

 

Cast:

Leontes The King of Sicilia: Zoran Vujovikj
Hermione Queen of Sicilia: Zhana Gardashevikj – Bulatovikj
Polixenes, King of Bohemia: Slavisha Churovikj
Autolycus: Srdzan Grahovac
Paulina, wife of Antigonus: Jelena Nenezhikj – Rakochevikj
Camillo, a lord of Sicilia: Dejan Ivanikj
Florizel, Prince of Bohemia: Aleksandar Gavranikj / Marko Todorovikj (student of Faculty of Drama Cetinje)
Perdita, daughter to Leontes and Hermione: Andrea Mugosha
Time: Ana Vuchkovikj
Old Shepherd: Danilo Chelebikj
Old Shepherd’s son: Nikola Perishikj
Nobleman, adjutant : Petar Burikj
Cleomenes, a lord of Sicilia: Gojko Burzanovikj
Dion, a lord of Sicilia : Dragan Rachikj
Emilia , loyal lady-in-waiting to Hermione : Julija Milechikj
Mopsa: Jelena Minikj
Dorcas: Radmila Cholikj
Antigonus, a lord of Sicilia : Mirko Vlahovikj
Mariner, gaoler: Stefan Radusinovikj
Archidamus: Marko Todorovikj, Filip Gjuretikj
Mamillius, boy: Srdzan Toshkovikj
Other Lords, Ladies, Gentlemen, Officers, Servants: Smiljana Martinovikj, Andzelija Rondovikj, Jovan Dabovikj, Filip Gjuretikj, Vanja Jovikjevikj (студент на ФДУ Цетиње), Milica Shkjepanovikj (student of Faculty of Drama Cetinje), Andzela Radovikj (student of Faculty of Drama Cetinje), Vukan Pejovikj (student of Faculty of Drama Cetinje)

 

„Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance”